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Canon SD1000, screen blacked out and takes black pictures

The screen on my canon sd1000 blacked out, but I can still see the menus, startup screen, and pictures that were already on the memory card. Any pictures that I have tried to take just show up as black.

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Try taking the batteries and memory card out let it set and put everything back in it ang cut it on

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The screen on my canon sd1000 blacked out, but I can still see the menus, startup screen, and pictures that were already on the memory card. Any pictures that I have tried to take just show up as blac

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This is classic symptoms of CCD failure. This is very unusual to occur for a SD1000, but it is quite common for specific older Canon models as defective Sony CCD's were installed in many models over a span of three years.
Are you certain that your camera is an SD1000, and that you didn't have a typo and really mean SD100? The SD100 is one of the model cameras have the defective CCD. If your camera is indeed an SD100, Canon will repair this problem for free, with free shipping too. This is regardless of warranty status.
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Nonononooooo fotomohamed, he can review just taken pictures on the LCD. The screen is working.

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CCD FAILURE!

Call canon for Free Repairs it is a known manufac fault in thousands of cameras , dont worry just call them see this for info on this problem

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Service Advisory Link this applies to all products with same problem dont worry u r included just call them and tell them abt BAD CCD !

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have the same problem...
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