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Screen blackout i can't see anymore picture in the screen totally black everytime i open it. help me... i really love this camera. thanks, alberto

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  • Anonymous Aug 07, 2008

    I have a similar problem which just occurred yesterday. The screen is totally black, though i can still take pictures, but the pictures are black too, no images at all. But if I want to see the pictures that were previously stored in the camera (taken before this problem), I can see them ok. What should I do to solve that??/

  • krissyt1 Aug 14, 2008

    I have had this camera for many years and it has been working great! Until a few days ago... the screen went black and I can no longer see any of the pictures that I have tried to take.

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First try pressing the DISP button on the back of your camera. If that's not the problem, then 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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