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LCD is black with camera on, new batteries, etc.

A75-Turn on the camera, no LCD display, it's black. The shutter is open, the batteries are new, I tried a new flash card, nothing works.

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  • dregulas Apr 22, 2009

    Thought CCD failure was only an issue in areas of extreme heat/humidity according to online posting by Canon...I'm not in a heat zone.

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    how do you get a new ccd?


  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    The screen is black.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Tried turning my camera on this morning after it's been working fine & it's gone from intermittent top LED display, to no results when I try to adjust the shutter speed to simply just dead. Charged both batteries, tried both, tried a new memory card. Nothing. the only light that flashes slightly is the top left blue print button. Gone from working fine to just nothing? I've been shooting on the beach where the camera does most of its work, but i'm really positive there's been no water damage. Can it just be humidity?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Tried turning my camera on this morning after it's been working fine & it's gone from intermittent top LED display, to no results when I try to adjust the shutter speed to simply just dead. Charged both batteries, tried both, tried a new memory card. Nothing. the only light that flashes slightly is the top left blue print button. Gone from working fine to just nothing? The camera does most of its work on the beach, but has never had water damage, can it just be from moisture in the air or humidity?

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CCD is dead. Very common problem.
Needs new CCD.

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

  • pontelemon
    pontelemon Apr 23, 2009

    Well, I fix digital cameras for more then 10 years, and based on my experience, "only ...heat/humidity" - is not quite accurate.



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