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Screen is black

All menus and information are visible, but no preview shows on the screen and pictures show up as all black.

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SOURCE: LCD Display Blank

CCD malfunction, common with Sony manufactured CCD chips. You are in luck, its a free repair regardless of warranty date.
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=223&modelid=8044#

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

SOURCE: Canon SD1000 display is black while the camera in shot mode

I had the same problem, i literally smacked the sides of it (after reading possible solutions on this page) and i turned it on and off repeatedly and i was surprised when i saw it working again! Give it a try, it worked for me

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Sony DSC-T1 screen is black. Does not recognize

There may be the issue with the CCD (Image Sensor Device) of the Camera. This is a known issue with this Camera.

Refer this article to confirm this:

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/news-item.pl?mdl=DSCT1&news_id=161

Check whether the LCD screen of the Camera looks similar as given on the page.


If yes, click on the "Yes" button at the end of the page to create an online Repair Request for sending the Camera to the Sony Factory Service Center.




Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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SOURCE: r09 shows up when I try to take a picture. Cannot access preview screen. Camera seems frozen.

This means Bent lens lever. Gently straighten it or get it replaced.

Posted on Mar 11, 2010

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This problem is caused by a stuck shutter assembly. Normally the shutter is open which allows light to enter the image sensor and show you the live preview you see on the screen. When you take a picture the shutter closes which allows the image sensor to record what was seen at the exact moment the shutter closed. The shutter is stuck closed, causing the image sensor to always be in the dark. These shutter assemblies are extremely small and delicate. The miniature parts can become jammed with just the slightest bit of oil or contaminant, or the slightest misalignment of components. The problem can sometimes be fixed by gentle tapping of the camera on a solid surface. If you are going to try this be VERY careful, and do not tap the camera on the buttons, lens, or battery door. If this does not solve your problem then the camera is going to have to be taken apart and the shutter cleaned and reset to allow free movement. This repair costs $125 to $145.

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