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Subject does not show up in Display

I know the Display is working because the camera setting show up, but point the camera at a person to take picture and the display is blank/black... person does not show up on display. I took the picture any way and when I review the pictures, they are black...no person. I tried to reset default settings. That did not work. Any ideas?

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SOURCE: Blank black screen for my canon powershot S1 IS digital camera

This is a common problem with S1 IS and it is caused by faulty CCD sensor. Note that you can playback captured images without any problem but in capture mode all you get is blank screen. Will have to go to Canon but note that Canon repairs these models free of charge when it is the CCD sensor that stops working.

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I had the same problem - not entirely sure about the causality but it seemed to work again after I took the memory card out and put it back in. Worth a try I guess.

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press the function button and change the picture size to postcard-there is only one setting that allows you to do date and time stamp-once you have rigth pic size setting-pretty sure it says postcard-go back to menu and you will see date and time highlighted on menu

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SOURCE: e500 viewfinder does not display subject when tasking pix

Page 20 of your user manual manual explains about each time the INFO button is pressed while in shooting mode. The camera is not a live view LCD screen so after it shows you normal information and then detailed information if you press INFO button again the camera screen will shut itself off. To turn the screen on again you need to press INFO again. This is normal camera behavior.

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SOURCE: LCD is blank with no picture to review on my Canon EOS 10

Make sure the auto review setting is on. Go to menu, and scroll down the list, you should find it there.

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