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No live display on LCD screen

I have a canon IXUS 400 working great for nearly 4 years. But today, all of a sudden, i couldn't capture images and the LCD screen remains blank. However, I am able to see earlier images on the same screen. I do not understand as why I am not able to make new images.

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  • Tristou Apr 16, 2008

    Exactly the same thing occurred on mine after 4 years...

  • Anonymous May 14, 2008

    I have the same camera for about 4 years, and it was working great. A couple of weeks ago, I had the same problem - no live display on LCD screen, but I am able to view the old photos taken before.

  • peachangel May 14, 2008

    I have a Canon PowerShot S400 for about 4 years. It was working great until a couple of weeks ago, when the same problem happened to my camera - I couldn't capture images and the LCD screen remains blank. However, I am able to see earlier images on the same screen.



    What is the problem ? How much would it cost to have it repaired ? Thanks in advance for the suggestions and advise.

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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 the following two links for more info:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819

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 200a/300a/400/450/500

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