Question about Cameras

1 Answer

My canon powershot sd 1300 digital elph has a black screen everytime I try and take pictures, even though i can scroll through the pictures i've taken. The camera is brand new. Is there anything i can do?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 6,831 Answers

Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

Hope the advise is useful. Let me know if you need any further assistance.

Regards
Andrea

Posted on Sep 03, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What do I do when lens would not open?


  • is your batteries fully charged?
  • if you are using old rechargeable batteries try replacing them

Aug 09, 2014 | Canon PowerShot SD-1300 IS 12.1 Megapixel,...

1 Answer

My Canon Powershot SD 1300 won't scroll up and down when the Func/Set button is pressed. I'm trying to set it to take black and white photos, and I see the color select icon, but it won't scroll. The...


Use the arrows, in essence; the circle of buttons around the Func/Set are arrows. The one on top, is to scroll up, the one on the right is to scroll to the right, and so on. Try It!

Jan 08, 2011 | Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Canon PowerShot SD 630 Digital Elph "Memory Card Error"


Hi,
I'm sorry to tell that PowerShot SD 630 does not support SDHC cards over 2 gig.
If you want the camera to take a card over 2 gig then you are stuck standard SD cards.
The other camera does support the card because it's a higher model.


Regards.

Sep 03, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS...

1 Answer

Canon Power Shot SD 400 Digital Elph - image not on screen


On most canon elph cameras you can either go through the menu and reset back to factory default and this might solve the black or white screen. If that does not work you should be able to hold the menu button down for several seconds until a reset prompt pops up. You will then click on yes for reset and this should completely reset the camera and the screen should be back to normal.

Jun 10, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD400 / IXUS 50 Digital...

1 Answer

Took pictures even when screen was black, now shows black picture


CCD IMAGER FAILURE !

u can call Canon and try for free repairs they have issued service advisory for various models i am sure they will cover it free of cost just give them a call in ur area and they will send a postage paid envelope for that

see this link for help on this problem

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=221&modelid=8288&keycode=2112&id=29819

pls Rate me FIXYA for help

Apr 03, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD700 IS Digital ELPH /...

1 Answer

Powershot s200 digital elph 2.0 black screen


CCD failure but u are LUCKY just contact canon they will repair free of charge even if u are out of warranty dont worry and i deserve FIXYA rating for this

see these links below

http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=221&modelid=8288&keycode=2112&id=29819

Dec 14, 2008 | Canon PowerShot SD110 / IXUS IIs Digital...

1 Answer

Card locked!


my camera Canon PowerShot SD630 DIGITAL ELPH/DIGITAL IXUS 65 out off work the lenc dsnt work bcose the battry was lowa atar the my camera stop intel now no work please inser me thank you

Oct 08, 2008 | Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS...

1 Answer

Black Screen/Viewfinder


Mine too! Thank you so much for posting this issue!!

Apr 22, 2007 | Canon PowerShot SD100 / IXUS II Digital...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cameras Logo

Related Topics:

63 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Steve

Level 3 Expert

3287 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75807 Answers

Are you a Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...