Forget fixing this camera unless your willing to pay big bucks, I have the same problem, checked it with a great camera repair man min. cost to repair is $175.00, this is a very big problem with the Kodak LS443, these camera's should have been recalled. Kodak is aware of this problem but will not stand behind there product. There is a chip that has gone bad problem is the chip is just a small part of the camera that has to be replaced, these camera's are not easily repairable. I loved this camera, but I will never buy another Kodak again. Don't send it to Kodak they will charge you more then a local camera shop.
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I've been told it's the LCD Screen. I have a new LCD screen but now can not find any instructions to change it out. It is not in the manual. I wish I could help. And this sight appears to be complete useless.
There are quite a few of us with symilar problem, but the screen is not completely black: it has some purple or pinkish color when facing light. Old pics and menu can still be viewed. I noticed 4 symilar threads on Canon A95 within the last 5 mins without any search, just looking at the top questions.
I tried all the solutions offered on the net and none worked except one. It simply said "hit the camera with the palm of your hand" (when it is on) and the screen will return. I thought, well I have nothing to lose and so I hit it on the side and sure enough the LCD is again working !!! Contacted Canon prior to this and they had no idea but suggested I send it in to be repaired at a cose of $163.50 Australian. Pleasant staff they have, but no help in solving what looks like a common problem of Canon cameras. I will have second thoughts purchasing Canon from here on in.
I bought a few of these camera's and stripped them, the black screen syndrome is caused by the shutter not the ccd.
The ribbon cable feeding the shutter breaks after so many movements of the Len's and is obviousely a manufacturing fault as the cable is not flexable.
There doe's not seem to be an easy fix but if i find one i will let you know.