Question about Canon PowerShot SD960 IS Digital Camera
The camera will turn on, I can record but only sound, no picture. The camera appears to be taking a picture but the viewfinder is completely black. Nothing happened, did not drop camera, nothing.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Well kids, I sent an e-mail to Canon linking this page. This is clearly a Canon problem and we paid enough for our cameras that if this is as common a problem as it appears, they should be fixing it at no cost to us.
I can tell you are as frustrated as I am.
I would encourage all of you to e-mail Canon if you have not done so already.
Posted on Nov 02, 2008
This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. 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, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 200a/300a/400/450/500
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
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:
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
hi.if you are telling both viewfinder and lcd are blank or black the problem is in the shutter that you found inside of the lens are not open.sometimes the cuase of the is humidity or moist goin inside of the shutter thats why it will not work properly or stuck up.if you can open your camera and adjust the shuuter from lens unit its better .but if not its better you bring to service center and request for adjustment.
by the way try also to reset your camera to default setting maybe it will help you.
Posted on Jul 08, 2010
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