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Camera's not showing anything

I turn it on but only flashes of black and pink. Its just recently done it. What should I do? I'm going to a concert.

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  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    Mine started doing this suddenly as well.
    The memory card is fine, the batteries are fine.
    I tried to take a photo even with the black and pink lines. I got a photo of a black background with a pink stripe!


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This sounds like 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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Second, it's going to be relatively dark. It may not seem that way to you once your eyes adjust, but it will be. It will be even worse once the lights go down and all you see is a spotlit stage. Your pictures may not show anything other than a white blob in the middle of black.

Having said all that, I'd go with Auto or Portrait exposure mode and sensitivity to ISO 1600 to try to keep the shutter speed as high as possible. I'd also turn off the flash---it's much too weak to reach the stage, all it'll do is light up the back of the head of the person in front of me. I'd leave the white balance at Auto unless the lighting is really weird, in which case I would go to Daylight to try to preserve some of that weirdness.

Don't expect too much. I wouldn't expect to get very good photos even with a bigger, more expensive and more capable camera. But I wouldn't let that stop me from taking photos.

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