The displays (all the text on the screen) work fine and I can review
pictures, but it is not registering anything seen through the
viewfinder. It's as if there is a black piece of paper tapped over the
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nice camera ... the button at the bottom left is marked Disp ... each time you push that button it will change the display mode ... there are three modes .. OFF, ON , and NIGHT ... night turns down the brightness a bit ... push the button several times until you get the display you want ..
Last year my Canon PSA60 got the black screen in shooting mode. Menu display was normal and so the picture review mode.
Canon service center replaced the image sensor for free. When it
happened again, I asked the service center for unit exchange
(trade-in/upgrade program). Now I have my PowerShot S5IS. Good bye
Canon has issued this in their notice page:
Think that you accidentally pressed the DISP or DISPLAY button on the back of your camera. This manually turns the LCD display on and off to save batteries. You would then use the optical viewfinder in its place. To turn the screen back on, just press the DISP button one more time.
Nonononooooo fotomohamed, he can review just taken pictures on the LCD. The screen is working.
Actually, it sounds like you just accidentally pressed the DISPLAY button on the back of your camera. This manually turns the screen on and off in picture taking mode to save batteries (you would then use optical viewfinder). Just press it once and it should turn back on.
I have a similar problem with my Canon S3 IS. Dark/black LCD in
Shooting mode. However, I can view my existing photos in Display mode.
I was about to spend money to get a Panasonic TZ5. Somehow I bumped
into a solution post for S2 IS. Here is the link:
Looks like the contacts of the LCD of your camera are loose. Be advised that this repair would require you to take it apart and may vvoid your warranty. If there are no faulty contacts then you will have to replace the LCD screen. Should cost you around 100-150$