Question about Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera
Isn't there a display on/off button on the back? It's purpose is to turn off the LCD display to save batteries, thus aiming your pictures using the optical viewfinder instead. Look for a button labeled "Disp.", it's in the lower left corner. Turn the camera on and press this button once.
If this doesn't work, am concerned that you also mention the pictures are also black. This can indicate a potential failure of the CCD image sensor, or its connectors from impact shock. To fix would require actually opening the camera, and can be more expensive to fix than the worth of the camera. If Canon quotes a fixing price that's shocking, consider gently tapping the camera against a hard surface on its padded USB cover. This may help reestablish a connection of the sensor's ribbon cable to its connector.
Posted on Jan 12, 2008
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