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Black screen and no images can be taken.

I have an older canon powershot s230 digital elph 3.2 mpix

the problem is that the lcd is all black exept for when i look at the menu.

is this something i can fix myself. i have a small philips but have no experience in camera repair.

but im about to throw it away so i have no problem open it up if its possible for me to fix it.

please help. need the camera to work for an upcoming event.

thank you

james.
The display window on my S230 digital is all black and purple lines. When I take picture that's what comes up as the picture? I do not know how to reset? Help please??

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Does the camera lcd screen work in options or menu? is it always all black etc, if you take a picture how does it come out? does it look ok? or?

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

  • Ekse Feb 16, 2009

    If you get black and purple lines when you take a picture then the camera has a major problem and needs repair, if you get a OK picture even though the screen is all messed up. Then the lcd screen is most likely faulty and you would need to replace the screen.



    You can look for a replacement screen at Ebay here

    http://shop.ebay.com/sis/_W0QQ_kwZCanonQ...



    IF you suspect the problem is more than the lcd display you may get a free repair estimate at http://www.advancecamera.com/repair



    If you are under warranty I would suggest to contact canon instead as the repair may be free.



    Please update me.



    Thanks,

    Ekse

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