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Attention Fixya site I have a Canon Camcorder 750i Unit does not display in record mode either with screen closed for eye piece vision or screen vision fully open. This applies to either when record or pause are envoked. In a playback mode displays show a blue screen for an unrecorded area of a tape and change to a dark grey screen when it reaches a recorded section same as what was displayed shows whilst recording. Pre-recorded tapes when camcorder did not have the problem can be played back with no visual or audio problems. Please advise

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Symptoms in your Canon camera shows problem with CCD Image Sensor. Canon website has advisory for this issue. Please click above link and see it. I couldn't find your model for Free of Cost repair list but you can ask Canon about your camera. Hope this info will help you.

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I have a canon 600D I used the "M" those Maunal modes, I put a certain settings like : shutter (1/60) aperture (8-10) iOS (100-400) whenever I try to take a picture the screen turns black why?!!!


The screen will turn off if you put your eye close to the viewfinder as it has a sensor to stop light intruding on your vision through the viewfinder.

Aug 10, 2013 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

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Hi Donald. not sure how many calls you get from


The fault seems to be in the sensor and the mode switch of the loading system which is connected with the main controller processor and loading driver.
This can be a failure of the tape end detector which is a IR - infra red- emitter which is placed in the center of the tape tray and MUST feed continuous signal to the END IR detectors placed at either ends.
Also the tape seems to load with a false detection of the cassette within when the tray is closed for this reason of the failure along with a possible misplaced mode switch settings. This triggers to make the loading move without a reason and so can be due to failure of the the mode switch or unbalanced settings.You will need some experience to remove the tray unit, then check on the IR sensors and also check the settings of the loading drive and mode switch.

Nov 27, 2011 | Digital Cameras

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How do i turn the flash off


Welcome to FixYa.

The FORCED OFF mode is the setting where flash is not activated in any recording condition. this mode used when taking pictures in places where the use of the flash is not permitted.

There are other 5 different mode/setting in using photo flash.

1. AUTO - flash automatically activated according to the recording condition.

2. AUTO/Red-eye reduction - flash is automatically activated according to the recording condition. It reduces the red-eye phenomenon by triggering the flash before actually recording the picture. After that, the flash is activated for actual recording again.

3. FORCED ON - use the when your subject is back-lit or under fluorescent light.

4. FORCED ON/Red-eye reduction - use this when you set the camera to PARTY MODE

5. Slow sync./Red-eye reduction - use this when you take pictures of people in front of a dark background.

I hope this solution will help you. Just send us you comments or suggestion if this solution was helpful.

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Apr 08, 2011 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX8 Digital Camera

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Camera won't show anything but black in the screen ... Or looking through the eye piece (canon S3 power shot) think the cold weather caused it


A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open).

To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.

May 14, 2010 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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Dark on lcd screen when turn on. no display or picture.


A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras, especially the S2 IS. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open). To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help. Also pay attention to the blurb there about Canon possibly fixing this for free (for the S2 IS only).

May 08, 2010 | Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

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Taking pictures without using the eye piece.


The XS does not have the feature of using the display screen for composition/preview of images like the smaller compact digital cameras. You will have to use the eyepiece like a standard SLR.

Feb 02, 2010 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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No pitcure


It sounds like your shutter has become stuck closed. Normally the shutter stays open while you compose the pictures and then closes when you hit the button to take the picture allowing the image sensor to record what it saw at that moment. If it stays closed you will not see any image at all, but the normal icons and text on your camera's display will still show. The same symptoms can also be caused by a failed image sensor, although this is less common. Freeing a stuck shutter requires disassembly of the camera and lens assembly. Check with your manufacturer for recalls and/or warranty support. If they cannot help you for free there are repair providers online who can work on your camera. David Millier Advance Camera Repair

Mar 20, 2007 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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