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Canon PowerShot A420

When I turn the camera on I only have a blank screen and cannot see the object I want to photograph. However, if I take pot luck and click the shutter, I get a perfectly good photo albeit that my subject may not be where I wanted it to be !!
PLEASE help me to rectify this problem or tell me where I can get it fixed.

Many thanks
Elaine King

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  • miselaineous Feb 02, 2008

    Absolutely BRILLIANT!!! Am I thick or what?? When I could'nt get it to work, I read through the whole instruction booklet but it did'nt mention this happening. I played with the camera for a couple of hours trying all sorts of things to make it work and finally gave up.

    Hindsight's a great thing is'nt it? I did'nt realise that DISP meant display - how daft is that ???

    Your knowledge and solution was so clever, as soon as I pressed DISP the screen showed the view. I was Gob smacked !! Thankyou so very, very much.

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No real solution on canon website or anywhere else...this seems to be a common problem with canon...get yourself a panasonic lumix...probably a firmware issue

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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I have a problem with my camera.I have a power A420 and everytime y wanna download the pics to the computer it says on the screen: Lens.error, Restart camera. I forgot to say that i drop it :$
Can someone help me? Thank you, I'd appreciate it

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Elaine, did you accidentally hit the "Disp." button on the back of your camera (upper left button, just below the mode selection wheel). This button turns the LCD screen on or off while taking pictures to save batteries.

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

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Sep 27, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A420 Digital Camera

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Hallo, my canon powershot A420 camera shows horizontal white lines in LCD screen mostly in night shots and the day light shots appear blurred as if more light is entering and the image is not clear.


I am afraid this seems to be a hardware error in the sensor. If the image is purplish in color when blurred it is similar to my and another user's problem. He/she contacted the manufacturer and they said they can fix it for $250. I am not a repair specialist so there may be a simpler cause and solution- good luck.

Dec 03, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A420 Digital Camera

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After powering up there is no image in the view finder or on the screen.I can see the menu items but can't see the object I am trying to photograph.


Think you may have accidentally hit the DISP button on the back of your camera. This manually turns the screen off and on to save batteries. Try pressing it once more to see if it corrects the problem.

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Manual


Click Canon Support to download A420 Camera Instruction Manual or click HERE to select different model.

Apr 26, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A420 Digital Camera

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Light appears, but no image


just change the setting to outdoor. if you read your manual it will explain how. pg 27

Mar 08, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A420 Digital Camera

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Light displays on screen but no image


Can you see images taken earlier from memory in view mode ?
Can you access the menu and see it displayed on the screen ?
If yes to both, then your CCD sensor most likely is defekt.

No DIY recommended.

Mar 08, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A420 Digital Camera

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Canon PowerShot A420 Digital Camera. When I make a movie how come there is no sound, how do I turn the sound on?


The Canon PowerShot A420 has NO MICROPHONE. That's the reason why you don't have sound on your movies.

The Canon PowerShot A430 does have a microphone! So with that camera you can make movies with sound. You just can't do that with the A420. Sorry!

Dec 04, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A420 Digital Camera

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Sound


If you are using the PowerShot A420 it cannot capture sound i'm afraid!

Mar 14, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A420 Digital Camera

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Restarting the camera


this would be because there is something stuck in the lens..could be the rubber protection stuck not enabling your lens to pop bback into position.i tried gently tapping the lens an gently twisting it to enable movement in my lens

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