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No display and wont take pic

I just got an A560 off Ebay and when powered on the display screen is blank and it wont take pictures. When I hit the button to take a pic nothing happens and the screen stays blank. I can go into "Menu" and change settings and can also download pix from my memory card to pc. Ive got 2 more of these so its not operator error. Anyone have a guess

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Since you are familiar with the camera I will assume that "operator error" is not a factor. It sounds like you have a camera with some serious internal issues ...possibly a bad CCD or some other firmware based malfunction. I still have my A560 and I'm pretty sure there is no updated firmware for the camera. You might try restoring the factory firmware but I believe you'd have to send the camera into a Cannon service center for that. Something else you might try is connecting it to a TV using the AV cable. Connect the camera to the composite video input of a TV. Select the proper input on your TV (AV or Composite) and fire up the camera. You should see on the TV what you would see on the back LCD screen of the camera. If not, then I would say there is a bogus CCD or firmware issues.
I would contact the seller and tell them what's going on. Many times the seller will accept a return even when they claim they won't. As long as you are civil with them most good sellers will accept a return on merchandise.

Posted on Apr 13, 2014

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The Display button manually turns the LCD display on or off to save batteries. If you accidentally had turned the LCD off, It should only take one press of the button to turn it back on and leave it that way. As such, it's not you but the camera. The A570 IS is relatively new. Your camera is likely still under warranty. If so, contact Canon for warranty repair (see the following link):

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&keycode=2113&fcategoryid=221&modelid=14905

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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819

Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 200a/300a/400/450/500

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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SOURCE: LCD screen stays dark

I have the same problem and very frustrating! The camera turns on by won't show anything (totally black) in the camera mode. The menu still works. If I take a picture the display is black and shows black for it in the display mode model as well. Tried everything that I can think of but nothing helped. (Taking out the batteries and reinstalling, switching the mode from display to camera and back, stepping through each mode option, stepping through each menu options). The last option worked once but won't work later on. From this forum this seems to be a common problem with this camera. Guess won't buy another camera from Canon any more. I bought a camera (non-digitals SLR) from Canon before and was very happy with it for over 20 years. Thought Canon had the right thing in camera. This problem made me think twice when I buy another camera in the future. Perhap Canon is not as good as I thought. By not fixing the known problem, they are ruining their reputation.

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The E16 error is a circuit board problem and is not user fixable. It needs to go to a Canon service facility. Try to get it fixed under warranty, if possible. If not, get an estimate before repairing, as price may be prohibitive. Weigh repair costs against replacing with a new camera.

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SOURCE: My Canon Powershot A560 memory

Remove the memory card from the camera. Note that there is a small slide switch on one of the long edges of the card. Slide the switch to unlock or lock the card.

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