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It doesn't take pictures...

Everytime I try to take a picture, the icons on the screen are all there but the image I'm trying to capture doesn't show up. It's just a blank, black screen. If I try to take the picture, it just captures the black screen. I didn't drop it or anything, I just put it on one day and it started that. Please help. Thanks. 1.I am in possession of a canon powershot A80 CAMERA.2.On clicking blank image is getting displayed on the screen.however photos already on the memory card does get displayed on the screen.3.Suggest any service centre near Dehradun.

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Re: It doesn't take pictures...

Sounds like a defective CCD imager. You may be in luck. Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. Please check the following two links for more info:
Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110

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Based on the information you've provided it seems that the CCD Image Sensor of the Camera is affected. If the CCD Image Sensor is affected, the images captured may be discolored or with lines on it. Even if the CCD is affected, the previously captured images and icons of the Camera will display normally. You may try power resetting the Camera.

Turn off the camera.

Remove the battery pack.

Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds.

Allow the camera to remain without power for 60 seconds.

Reinsert the battery pack.

Turn on the camera.
Also try resetting the Camera back to factory default: The RESET button is located at the lower right side of the control button. To reset the camera just press the RESET button using a sharp-pointed object.
If the issue remains the same, then service may be required.

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Mar 01, 2011 | Digital Cameras

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All of the icons are still visible, but otherwise, the screen of my t99 is showing up blank. The camera still takes pictures, but the photos are black and so is the display. Please help! No temperature...


This may be due to the CCD Image Sensor failure in the Camera.
To confirm the issue, please check if the previously captured images are displaying normally. The previously captured images and icons will get displayed normally if the CCD image sensor issue is there in the Camera.
If this happens only with the live view, then try Initializing the Camera.

The Initialize option can be done only if the Menu of the Camera is accessible. To access Initialize select MENU-->SETTINGS-->MAIN SETTINGS-->INITIALIZE-->OK.

You may also try power resetting the camera. To power reset the Camera, remove the batteries from the Camera and then press and hold the POWER BUTTON of the Camera for 15 seconds and then reinsert the batteries after 1 minute and check if the Camera works normally.

If the issue is not resolved after resetting, service may be required.

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When I try to take a picture, the LCD displays a lot of colorfull squiggly lines instead of the scene that I want to capture. When I turn it ON, the Zoom lens extends normally, then the colored lines...

This would be caused by a defective CCD sensor inside rad this advisory from canon below:

You might want to consult canon for repairs as they are aware of such defect, its all across models here not just yours even nikon is experiencing these issues. Most of the boards where manufactured over seas calling for this advisory.

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How do I see my pictures in macro mode? If shows

click on the " flower" icon on the dial wheel to select the macro mode and then shoot normally. also, do remember to return to normal mode by pressing the flower icon again... or else you might end up getting blurry images.

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Sep 17, 2007 | Digital Cameras

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It doesn't take pictures...

Here is the link for the user manual for your camera if you need it; Although it doesn't appear to describe your error. There are three possible causes for the symptoms you describe: 1. The shutter has jammed in the closed position - usually you will get unusual mechanical noises if this is the case, although not always - sometimes this can be fixed by gently slapping the camera, or gently vibrating it by putting it on top of a washing machine on a spin cycle (put it on a cloth to soften the vibration a little and make sure the camera doesn't fall off). If this doesn't work after a few seconds then it is unlikely that this is the problem. 2. The CCD has failed - this is the bit that light falls on inside that converts it into a digital signal - these can be replaced but it is a job for a qualified technician. This is the most likely cause of the problem as you have all the icons present on the screen which indicates that the control processor is working fine. 3. The circuit that takes the signal from the CCD, processes it and transmits it to the LCD screen may be faulty, also replaceable but also a qualified technicians job - this is more unlikely as these rarely fail on the S1, and there should usually be an error message on the screen if this was the case. For Canon service details you need to go to this link; select your region and country and follow the site through to "support" or similar (depends on your location) they will direct you to your nearest service centre. You should also be able to find out warranty information if you think that the camera is still under warranty. Hope this helps, please post back if you need more assistance :)

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I need more information about what symptoms you are experiencing. I am going to guess that your shutter is stuck closed. This would cause a blank image to show on the view screen and your captured pictures. The regular icons and text would still display normally. Is this what you are seeing? If not please explain further what is happening and I will respond again with more information. David Millier Advance Camera Repair

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