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Display problem Hello, I've had my SD1000 for less than 3 months. Sometimes the display goes black, I can still access the menu options and if I slide the button to review images they will display on the LCD panel. But even if I've just powered it on, the LCD is black, if I take a picture anyway, the picture is also black. Sometimes if I turn on the camera and turn it off again a few times it starts displaying correctly again. Is there a hardware problem with my camera or is this something I should be able to fix?

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  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2008

    We only purchased ours a couple weeks ago-only took 7 pictures so far at home and now we are getting a black screen as well. Definately no drops or damage to it. I can only review photos if I put it in slideshow mode and can't take any new photos.

  • Sleumas Apr 24, 2008

    I've had a Canon SD 1000 for quite sometime now...and it always worked well as I've taken thousands of pictures with it. LCD stays black as well...but after comes back up and is fine.

    Any thoughts?

  • Anonymous May 06, 2008

    I am a tech coordinator for a school that has recently purchased 4 of these cameras and 3 of the 4 are experiencing this exact problem. We have only been using them a few months! Nothing that I have tried has helped.

  • Deanasue May 13, 2008

    My three month old SD1000's LCD turned black while taking pictures. I can review pics from memory card, but cannot take new pics. They are black. Menu icons appear on the black screen. Any suggestions???

  • Livsey357 Jun 25, 2008

    yes i had my camera 6 months it has gone three times ti the shop because the screen is dark. The camera takes great pictures and video. they say the shutter closes up and it affects the sensor.

  • DreLV Jun 26, 2008

    I've had my SD1000 about 11 months now. The first camera had the problem with the lens not retracting and Canon repaired the problem. About 3 months after receiving the repaired SD1000 I am experiencing the same problem others have listed with the LCD screen blacked out while taking pictures. However, when I view pictures taken they show up fine.

  • chrisgarcia0 Jul 11, 2008

    I had the same problem. There are three different ways I've been able to get the display back to normal: 1) charge the battery, 2) press the display button on the lower left, 3) turn the camara off and slap it a few times on the back (as suggested). All three of these techniques have worked at various times.



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I had the same problem with my SD1000 and was so frustrated with reading all of the troubleshooting "solutions".... After a couple of days researching, I finally stumbled upon a site that actually suggested turning the unit off and "slapping" it a couple of times (on the front) and that would work. Well, I though "what the hell" and actually tried it. OMG! it actually worked!!! I'm thinking that the shutter inside just got stuck and needed a little "slap" to loosen it up. Hope this finds you all well and works for you before you go our and spend a **** load on getting you camera fixed. See ya!

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