Question about Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera
Can you help me fix my camera? Every time I take a picture the screen goes black and I need to turn it on and off again to take another.
I have the same problem with my S21S. A long time ago, I tried to find-out what size SD cards would work on this camera. Since there was NOTHING listed in the specifications, I tried a 4GB card. The camera simply would not recognise it, but worked fine when I returned the 1GB card to it. A few days ago, I popped-in a 2GB card to see if that would work. The camera seemed to accept it, and created a directory on it, but this is when my screen went blank. the only thing that is constantly present is a small hand symbol. The stored images can be displayed, and the menus work... I think its locked-up. Is there an "all reset" button, or sequence somewhere? TIA!
Posted on Apr 10, 2008
I have the same problem with the screen being black now the lens won't go in like it should any suggestions? please help thanks
Posted on Mar 25, 2008
I was having a problem with no image on start-up but playback image was ok and batteries were full charge. I started trying different settings items and found that a change to the START-UP IMAGE setting for the image fixed the problem. I changed the setting to 1, which shows the word Canon against a blue background. Now it works fine.
Posted on Jan 31, 2010
I would suggest you visit the following link:
This has been an ongoing problem for quite some time with the S2IS model, as you can see from all of the posts in the forum which I have provided a link above. I am going to make my first call to Canon and see what kind of luck I have with them....
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
I had a similar problem three weeks ago. I think the problem is caused by one or more corrupt picture/video file(s) on the card, perhaps caused by sudden power loss when the information was processed by the camera. My problem went away after I deleted all the pictures with the card in the camera. I tried to but could not erase all the files through an external card reader. Not sure why, just by trial and error.
The camera apparently is too "old" a model to accept the newer SD HC cards (4GB and up).
Posted on Jul 23, 2008
It is the Image sensor. Just got the phone with Canon and it will cost around $200 to fix through them.
Cheaper to buy a new one
Posted on Jul 15, 2008
Did you accidentally hit the display button, lower right corner?
Posted on Apr 14, 2008
SOURCE: canon powershot s21s problem
I had what Canon suggested was a ccd image sensor problem with my S2 IS, did as they suggested, filled out their form, printed it out, talked to a rep about the problem, sent the camera in to their service repair, only to hear from them that their solution was to let them repair it for $127.00, or purchase a, get this now a "refurbished" newer model S3 IS for $175.00 with a 30 or 90 day warranty on it..HAHAHAHA...why on earth would anyone add an extra expense to what the camera's value was at purchase in my case the cost for the camera was $349.00, or buy the next step up from and S2 to an S3 IS, that has already been refurbished for whatever reasons for $175.00...and hope that this camera screwed up before the limited warranty expired..and by the way I had only had my S2 IS for 18 mos.
In my opinion Canon needs a class action law suit filed against them for not honoring a product that has a history with the image sensor, refering to the S1 IS...and now already wanting to replace an S2 with a refurbished S3...DON'T THINK SO..
Posted on Apr 26, 2008
SOURCE: canon powershot s21s problem
The symptoms are indicative of a CCD imager failure. But you can sometimes jog it back by trying the following:
If the above works, recommend taking a photo at least once a week in a well-lit area to keep it running.
Posted on Jun 29, 2008
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