I am experiencing a problem where every picture I take, even on the factory default settings, causes the LCD screen to go completely black. When the photo is processed, the LCD screen comes back on. Has anyone else experienced this issue and if so, how did you resolve it?
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The delay time from the instant the pictures is taken to the time it's displayed on your LCD is probably due to the image size/quality. Your camera has been set to make the maximum quality of picture suitable for printing which is not a bad thing. It's giving you the best performance it can. You don't have to wait for the picture to load to the LCD before taking another picture as the camera will temporary store the images in what is called a buffer while it's writing to the memory card. It's possible you could have up to a 5 or 6 image burst from that camera. If you want to default to factory settings. Turn the control dial to set up and Place picture here
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There are a few possible causes for your problem;
Faulty LCD screen - check if you can review pictures on it, even if you can't take pictures using the screen.
Bad connection - you can try moving the screen into different positions to see if it comes on at any of them - where the connector goes through the hinge is a possible problem site - more likely the connector has come loose at one end or the other.
Software problem - Connect the camera to a PC/Mac, and open the "Zoom Browser EX/Image Browser" program. Find the "Set my Camera" window and you should have "reset to factory settings option" (check the software starter guide page 42) You can reset all the camera settings to their factory default value - this has to be worth trying.
I would use the warranty - Canon warranty service is usually pretty good - post back with your general area and we can hopefully find you a service centre.
Hope this helps :)
Reset the menus to factory setting or default settings. You can also try this: remove the battery and let it sit for at least 24 hours. This should reset all setting to default.Also you can adjust the settings in the menus to darken the pictures slightly. You may want to call Canon, they have great support. Ask the support if needed for repairs, and of course make sure to ask how much as well.
I had this same problem. Once I got over about 1200 pictures, the screen just turned black, and the only setting that would work where I could see the lcd screen was the easy setting. I had read somewhere that this was due to the amount of pictures the camera had "counted", even if those pictures had been downloaded and erased from the camera. So I decided to reset the camera. Go to the tools list in the menu, scroll down to "reset all", and when it prompts if you want to "reset settings to default" click ok. This worked for me, and all of my settings - sunset, landscape, etc. - parameters in any of the settings (shutter speed, lighting, etc.) those will have to be reset.
Go to your menus, set all to factory settings or default. Test the camera by using more of the settings, and notice how it works. The LCD settings especially are what you want to make sure are set right...not too bright, and of course not too dim either.