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LCD Display Blank

Hi, When the camera is turned on, the LCD diaplay screen is blank (dark) and just displays various information icons for batterly level, megapixels, quality, flash-on, etc. When I try to take pictures, the same is not possible as LCD screen does not display anything. However, it does click and take pictures - which are nothing but black squares. However, the LCD screen works fine when used in preview mode for the pictures taken before the problem started. Thanks for your response. Zarir Shroff Canon Powershot S230 LCD screen is black.Shows icons and takes pictures but nothing shows up on the screen.The flash is still working.

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  • rbr0813 Feb 25, 2008

    My camera just turn blank,please help me with the troobleshooting,it seems that I touched some wrong buttons.What shall I do?

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    When I take pictures the LCD screen shows up black. It will take the picture and flash, but the picture is just a black picture. Everything on the LCD screen shows up, the portrait, flash, etc. 

  • ripgurl9114 Mar 08, 2009

    When I take pictures the picture shows up black. It will flash and everything, but the picture will not show up of what I'm taking. On the LCD screen the portrait symbols show up as well as the flash, but the LCD screen just shows up black. 

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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#

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    Um ... I live in New Zealand ... and bought it off a 1 day sale site ... what do I do??

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Hi!

The screen display is black when taking a picture and when looking at them.... Is it a settin that is not right? Can you please help us with this problem?

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Hi, When the camera is turned on, the LCD diaplay screen is blank (dark) and just displays various information icons for batterly level, megapixels, quality, flash-on, etc. When I try to take pictures, the...


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