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Screen only shows transient image in start up -

Screen only shows very transient "Canon" image in start up - just black thereafter. Recurrent problem after damp cool weather - has eventually recovered on previous occasions once I've taken back off and used hair drier .... not sure its going to recover this time.

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  • rory227 Dec 12, 2009

    Thanks for the suggestion .... but don't think its that as not seeing controls on display either, and when LCD imaging eventually returned on prev occasions, they were just fine and are good on computer. Contact through eBay thinks it could be problem with damp in the LCD backlight circuit rather than the LCD itself.

  • rory227 Dec 12, 2009

    Yes; have tried that ..... a photo taken whilst display is black downloads just fine to computer. So I guess the CCD can be ruled out for sure. Thanks anyway.

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    CameraR Dec 12, 2009

    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 this link 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 30/30a/200a/300a/D320/400/ 450/500

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    CameraR Dec 12, 2009

    Yep if it's a corrosion problem, not much that you can do for the camera. But just to check, have you tried taking a photo when it's acting up, and then downloading the photo to your computer? If the photo is also black on your computer, then that confirms CCD failure, for which you could then contact Canon.

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