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Pictures are all black

I have a canon powershot A70, and by the looks of the other answers on this forum, I have a bad ccd, but that is not the main problem. I had an empty cf card and took eight pictures of random things and all of the pictures are just black. The largest picture file takes up 196 KB and the rest are even smaller. What is wrong with this camera and how can I fix it?

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Send it to Canon they have a recall on this model, N/C Go to the canon web site and look up Service Advisory, CCD malfunction.

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THE SCREEN IS BLACK AND WHENEVER I TAKE A PICTURE IT IS BLACK, THERE IS NO PICTURE AGAIN ON THE SCREEN WHAT CAN I DO TO BRING THE PICTURE BACK MY CANON PowerShot A60


Hi there:
An CCD problem would explain the black or lines on your pictures and the lines on the LCD (since the CCD is used to feed the live image). CCD (Charge Coupled Device) is one of the two main types of image sensors used in digital cameras.

Some symptoms of a defective CCD include distorted images or abnormal colors, scratchy purple lines, blank or black pictures, and/or black videos with good sound being recorded on the camera's flash card.

When a picture is taken, the CCD is struck by light coming through the camera's lens. Each of the thousands or millions of tiny pixels that make up the CCD convert this light into electrons. The number of electrons, usually described as the pixel's accumulated charge, is measured, then converted to a digital value. This last step occurs outside the CCD, in a camera component called an analog-to-digital converter.

In order to correct this issue, the repair facility needs to replace the CCD. This is not something you may do on your own; check this article for additional details: Bad CCDs. This, isn't a good new, but hope helps to solve it.

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It is known problem of ccd imager failure in Canon A70 camera and ccd imager will be replaced to get live view in camera mode to take fresh pictures.
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I think your Canon A70 camera does not show live view in camera mode to take pictures but show you previously stored picture properly in playback mode.
If that is true then Canon A70 camera got problem of bad ccd imager that will be replaced to get live vew in camera mode.
Canon will replace ccd imager for free, click Canon CCD Imager Advisory for details.
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It's a problem with a faulty CCD as I found out on the internet reading several reviews on different sites. But thanks anyway

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Click Canon CCD Imager Advisory for details.

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Its problem with ccd imager and imager need to be replaced.

Canon will repair A70 free of cost as per announced scheme.

Click Canon CCD Advisory for details.

Good luck.

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that happened to my camera... just hit it a bunch of times and sometimes it'll start to work... sorry i don't really have any expert advice, unless the screen just went bad

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Bad news is that this is a CCD sensor problem and you need a new one installed. Good news though is that Canon will fix this free of charge so contact them.

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