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Flash screen? What? You mean even in pictures with flash disabled (and the flash does drag down the electronics in the thing; make a replacement using an LED lamp and circuit if you have a chance) it takes no picture and leaves you with a black LCD? Are you indeed using a good battery (they go bad gradually (depending on the case on how many times you fire the flash!)) New battery first!
Turn off your LCD display screen. I know this is hard—who likes shoving their face against the camera to compose a shot through the little viewfinder? But the LCD screen single-handed-ly drains a lot of power.
Minimize the picture preview to the least amount of time possible—usually one second. This uses less LCD screen time, thus less power.
Dim the brightness on your LCD screen. A dimmer display extends battery life by consuming less power to light the screen. This might make the display harder to see, but usually only in direct sunlight.
Set the power saver to the least amount of time. Power saver lets your digital camera “sleep” when not in use, but doesn’t shut it down entirely. To “wake up” your digital camera, simply click the shutter button.
Use your zoom as little as possible. The motor that moves the lens uses power. This also goes for repeatedly turning your digital camera on and off if it has an extend able lens.
Turn off the continuous focus. Again, constantly using motors and electronics to ready your shot drastically minimizes battery life.
Don’t push the shutter button half-way down until you’re ready to shoot. Pushing the shutter button (constantly resetting and refocusing) will drain battery life.
Use the flash only when necessary. Your digital camera’s “auto flash” option should take care of this, but make sure your flash isn’t going off in broad daylight.
Don’t delete pictures from your digital camera unless necessary. This consumes power. Wait until you download the pictures to your computer before deleting.
This one’s basic, but charge your battery often. Lithium ion batteries, which most digital cameras use, don’t have “battery memory” like older alkaline. In fact, lithium ions work better and last longer if charged completely and regularly.
YOU MIGHT KNOW THAT ELECTRICITY IS FLOWING THROUGHT YOUR BODY...IF YOU COME IN CONTACT WITH THE FLASH WITHOUT DISCHARGING YOUR BODY<TOUCHING METAL THAT IS TOUCHING THE GROUND> THEN THE FLASH MIGHT BURN...THIS MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED.
it seems that your camera was in contact with water or Coca-Cola. In order to repair it you should change light guide plate part number: 147913011 or LCD part number: 180572011 or both.
I have a perfect LCD s800 screen .Camera lens is broken . Dawdle to change if you have a wee star screwdriver..take out the casing screws ..back comes off ..another 4 screws takes the screen out. then the fiddly bit is the ribbon connector..screws back in and fixed . let me know if you want to do a wee deal. Ali
I have the same problem. Fine one day and a black screen the next. I called Vivtar and they were no help. They wanted me to send it in and let them repair it at my expense. don't think so. everything works perfect on the camera...but the screen is black and so are the pictures. Good Luck!
Sounds like a cracked LCD. That happened to my S400, and it was pretty evident the glass screen had broken. I bought a new one and installed it myself at a cost of under $40. Having a shop do the repair will cost quite a bit more.
If you think this is the problem, do a Google search on "canon s400 lcd screen repair" and you'll find some resources to walk you through the ordering and replacement process.
you can't fix the problem yourself.Because i think there is a problem with lens assy. and to fix this problem you have to repair
or replace the lens assy.
so pls take it to the Fuji shop.