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LCD black in shooting mode only

I cannot see any image in shooting mode, although I can see all the icons, menus, etc. Also, I can review pictures already shot.

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  • nancyanna Dec 08, 2007

    I have the same problem with mine...i can see all the icons, but the lcd is black. My memory card is new, and i have no picture on it, so i can not verify if in view mode the screen would work...Please let me know if you have any solution for that issue!

  • MARGOD Mar 14, 2008

    YES I DO HAVE THIS PROBLEM OR SIMILAR.

    1. SWITCHING THE POWER ON OF THE CAMERA AND OPENING THE LCD ONLY SHOWING THE ICONS AND THE SCREEN STAYS BLACK.

    2. THIS STARTED FEW MONTHS AGO, I NOTICED THAT I HAD TO SWITCH IT OFF & ON AGAIN AND THE PROBLEM WILL BE SOLVED,BUT ONE DAY RECENTLY IT WOULDN'T START THE SCREEN & THE SCREEN STAYS BLACK SHOWING ONLY THE ICONS.

    3. I HAVE NOTICED THAT PUT THE CAMERA ON & OFF LOOKING AT THE LENS WITH A MAGNIFING LENS ON THE VERY INSIDE, WHICH I THINK ITS CALLED THE IRIS IT IS NOT OPENING & THIS I NOTICED OTHER DAY THAT THE LENS WHEN IT COMES OUT THE IRIS WILL OPEN. I THINK IT IS A LENS PROBLEM.

    THANKS VERY MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ MY COMMENT.

    I WOULD BE VERY GRATEFULL IF YOU COME TO A SOLUTION.

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I know this is very old post, but this may help others with a similar problem. A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open).
To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see the following for further info and a simple fix that may help:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2009/05/simple-fix-for-stuck-shutter.html

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My Canon A610 just had the same thing happen too! I e-mailed Canon support and they "offered" a refurbished different model for $100. Otherwise they told me to send it to them, they'll give me an estimate of what the repairs will cost. Cost??? This is Canon's issue, Their problem! MY cost should be $0.00!! I've been a Canon customer for years! I'm buying a Nikon!

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Defective CCD. Just happened with our A610 as well. Oddly enough just had our Canon ZR85 camcorder repaired about 1 month ago (for free) due to this same problem. Sounds like Canon isn't as forthcoming with the A610 tho. We called today and they said $100+ to repair or replace, but the following link seem to indicate that if you're persistent you can get them to fix for free. Now the battle begins ...

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7593_102-0.html?forumID=58&threadID=243034&start=0

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