Question about Canon PowerShot SD950 IS Digital Camera
The menus and play functions work fine but I can't take picures. It just shows a black grainy image.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
have the same problem...
it happened about a month ago and i pressed the display button and it worked, but now that doesn't work either!
Posted on Aug 13, 2008
I had the same problem, i literally smacked the sides of it (after reading possible solutions on this page) and i turned it on and off repeatedly and i was surprised when i saw it working again! Give it a try, it worked for me
Posted on Sep 02, 2008
ur CCD imager chip is going Bad thousands are facing same problem pls call Canon in ur area ask them they will do it free of charge i am pretty sure even if u are not on service advisory list and out of warranty they will do it just call them and insist tell them about BAD CCD see the link
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Posted on Mar 28, 2009
After some inspecting of the camera it seen the issue lies with the lens, not the camera itself so don't go banging the camera up or you might damage some other part and the camera will be broken for real. Inside the lens is a closer which block the internal system from capturing image. The closer look just like the one you see before turning on your camera but it's smaller and it's inside the lens way in the far back. Look carefully and you'll see it - you will see the closer if your screen is black while in capture mode otherwise you will see a nice round glass (the internal lens for capturing image/video).
Think of if like this, imagine an eyeball with its eyelid close. That's what happened when the screen is black while in capturing mode.
HOW TO FIX IT: In order to fix the black screen while in capture mode and cost as little damage to your camera as possible, simply turn on the camera in either picture or video mode and look inside your lens, there should be a closer in the far back end. Gently hit the lens a few times until you don't see the closer no more and only a round glass and your camera should begins capturing image and video again.
Good luck to you all. And remember don't use anger to force your camera to works or you will regret it.
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Posted on Jun 20, 2009
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