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Canon G5 Powershot LCD screen is black and will not show images in any setting.

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Are you sure the battery is ok? Did you press the button display (bottom right nest to the display) several times? Next, how long did you not use this camera? If it was for long, something inside could be corroded. Did you recently drop the camera? Something more serious could be wrong. I'm not sure you can make any picture, because you don't need the screen to make a picture. You then could look is a proper picture is on the memory card. If the rest of the camera is working ok the viewing must work also. Check is the off button is moving correct. (And not blocked) Resetting could be an option, but you need the display to answer the question. This is in the user manual.

Posted on Oct 25, 2013

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SOURCE: Blank black screen for my canon powershot S1 IS digital camera

This is a common problem with S1 IS and it is caused by faulty CCD sensor. Note that you can playback captured images without any problem but in capture mode all you get is blank screen. Will have to go to Canon but note that Canon repairs these models free of charge when it is the CCD sensor that stops working.

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SOURCE: Canon PowerShot A60~~~Viewing screen black/fuzzy won't take pict.

Its known problem of ccd imager in Canon A60 camera and Canon will repair it free of cost.
Click Canon CCD Imager Advisory for details.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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SOURCE: canon powershot a590 IS lcd screen

I had this same problem. Once I got over about 1200 pictures, the screen just turned black, and the only setting that would work where I could see the lcd screen was the easy setting. I had read somewhere that this was due to the amount of pictures the camera had "counted", even if those pictures had been downloaded and erased from the camera. So I decided to reset the camera. Go to the tools list in the menu, scroll down to "reset all", and when it prompts if you want to "reset settings to default" click ok. This worked for me, and all of my settings - sunset, landscape, etc. - parameters in any of the settings (shutter speed, lighting, etc.) those will have to be reset.

Posted on Nov 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Camera's screen is black, but still takes pictures.

Think that you might have accidentally pressed the DISP or DISPLAY button on the back of your camera. This manually turns the LCD display on and off to save batteries. You would then use the optical viewfinder in its place. To turn the screen back on, try pressing the DISP button once with the camera turned on.

Posted on Dec 20, 2009

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SOURCE: IXUS 500 LCD screen has gone black.

This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager, and is a known defect for your particular model camera.. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free if you live in the US, Canada, and a select few other countries. If you live outside the US, contact Canon support for your country to see if they'll still honor the advisory (some still will, especially if you stress you knowledge that this is a known defect of the camera). They may also include free shipping both ways (free shipping varies with countries). This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please see this link for more info.

Affected cameras with this problem include: A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S230, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/V3/300/400/430/500/II/IIs, IXY Digital 200a/300a/320/400/450/500/30/30a

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