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All of a sudden my canon eos rebel xs stopped taking pictures. The camera turns on, focuses, and snaps like it is taking the picture but it is nothing but black. I have removed the battery and completely charged it and reinserted it and still nothing. Please help.

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Hi.

This may happen because of a firmware defect. Canon advice is to update the firmware to latest version.

Click on page below, then choose EOS Rebel XS Firmware Update Version 1.0.6 .

You find the download clicking here.


If you can focus, the lens look OK. Remove, check, and fit back the lens.

If that does not work, then either the board, or CCD (in this case CMOS) sensor has failed. If on the memory card there are black picture files stored, then it is the sensor.

In that case call Canon to arrange repair. Depending on model number, sensor repair may be covered by factory.This does not apply to all Canon Rebel.



Regards.

Ginko.

Posted on May 01, 2010

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  4. Follow this link to download the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D Instruction Manual.

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  3. Follow this link to download the MAC version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update.
  4. Follow this link to download the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D Instruction Manual.

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