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Can't take pictures

The menus and play functions work fine but I can't take picures. It just shows a black grainy image.

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SOURCE: black screen, not capturing photos

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

SOURCE: Canon SD1000 display is black while the camera in shot mode

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

welcomejee
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SOURCE: no image - vertical, grainy,lines

Its known problem of CCD Imager in Canon A70 camera and CCD Imager needs to be replaced.
Canon offers Free of Cost repair for such problem in A70 model.
Click Canon CCD Advisory for details.

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

zohail
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SOURCE: I have a canon SD600 sometimes it is showing a

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

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

support link

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

pls rate FIXYA if i helped u

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Canon SD1000 display is black while the camera in shot mode

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.

If you need further help, contact me via email y a j y e e (at) h o t m a i l (dot) com

Yee Yang
Canon PowerShot SD1000

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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When you take a picture with the dcs-t1 camera it is black and grainy...i changed the memory card and the screen shows the pictures on the other card just fine...so the screen works fine..


It si problem of ccd imager chip that is defective in your camera and need to be replaced by camera technician because camera will take apart.
Hope this will help.

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Pictures are grainy looking


I tried performing a reset on one of our S230 cameras here in our shop. The default setting is 10 megapixels, so the image quality should be good. My test shot turned out fine. Check the front of your lens to ensure that it is not fingerprinted or otherwise dirty. If that doesn't appear to be the case, you just might have a "dud" of a camera. In that case, find your bill of sale and get it in for a warranty repair.

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All functions display on the screen, but no picture.


Yea, its known problem of ccd imager in Sony DSC-T1 camera and Sony will repair it free of cost.
Click Sony CCD Imager Support for details.
Thanks.

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Black screen on Canon S1 IS camera


If Canon S1 IS does not show picture in camera mode and show memory card stored pictures in playback then its CCD Imgaer problem and ccd imager will be replaced.
Canon will repair it free of cost, click Canon CCD Imager Advisory for details.

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Canon A60: Grainy pictures, jumpy lcd screen image


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

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No image - vertical, grainy,lines


Its known problem of CCD Imager in Canon A70 camera and CCD Imager needs to be replaced.
Canon offers Free of Cost repair for such problem in A70 model.
Click Canon CCD Advisory for details.

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Hp wecbcam & live messenger


See section C. Windows Live Messenger in info below.

Normal 0 Web Camera’s have to be setup on the program they are to be used with. Just installing the camera on your computer does not set it up to broadcast on messengers or Skype.

Each program has Options that have to be setup in order for the Audio and Video to function properly.

A. Skype Setup:

After downloading and installing Skype set it up as follows:

  1. Go to TOOLS, then OPTIONS, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  2. Then click on the Video Settings.
  3. The camera if installed properly will come up and show a picture.
  4. Then on the bottom of the page click on Save.

The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now see and talk to you.

B. Yahoo Setup:

After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger set it up as follows:

  1. Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
  2. Next go down to Preferences and click on it.
  3. Next Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  4. Next go to the Test Audio section and (in blue writing) click on “Open the call setup assistant” and follow the instructions on the left window.

C. Windows Live Messenger:

  1. After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X.
  2. Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”.
  3. Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.”
  4. Go to “TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting” and follow the instructions.
NOTE: You audio and video shoud work. Enjoy.

When done both the Audio and Video will function properly so you can chat and see family or friends you are connected to.
Hope this helps. Bud

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Sent it back under warranty- this has an internal fault.

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