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My camera when camera is on the screen is black and there is nothing covering the lense

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  • DQUIGLETTE Nov 18, 2008

    OMG! I CAN NOT BELIEVE THIS!
    MY DAUGHTERS 21ST BIRTHDAY SNAPPING AWAY PICTURES AND BOOM BLACK SCREEN, DIDNT DROP THE CAMERA, JUST BLACK SCREEN, TRIED RESETTING ALL, TRIED TAKING OUT BATTERY, FOUND THIS WEBSITE, AND HIT THE CAMERA A FEW TIMES ON BOTTOM, AND BAM IT WORKED!!!!!



  • gavincook17 Feb 23, 2009

    when i turn the camera on there a blavck screen and no picture



  • czyetz Mar 30, 2009

    My screen went blank right after I took a normal indoor photo. I recharged the battery, checked and reset all of the settings and still nothing.



    Did a Google search on the problem and found this website and everyone else that had the problem and fixed it with a good whack.



    And it worked. Thank you!!!

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Same, problem and whacking it actually works! Dunno how long it will stay "fixed" though, but I guess I'll just give it a whack again when it goes black again. Saves 100+ dollars! You have to hit it quite hard (with your hand). If you are looking at the LCD hit the bottom left on the side. Seems to do the trick!

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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I had the same thing happen and by searching around for a solution today I came across is easy fix - give the camera a little "whack". It worked like a charm for me and several other people with the same issue. The issue was on this site but I can't find the exact one to link it. I hope it works for the rest of you - other people have paid the $100 to get it fixed, try this first!
If that doesn't work contact canon and see if they will honor your problem according to this advisory :http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=221&modelid=10468&keycode=2112&id=48264

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

No solution... but the wacking didn't work for me...

can someone tell me how hard they wacked it? I don't want to break my camera.


Posted on Nov 05, 2008

Absurd it actually low tech rules

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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Smakcing does work whooaaa!!!!!!!

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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Wow,, amazing, it was hard to believe, but when so many have tried and fixed it, i thought lets try ,,
hehe, and guess what, its done,,No Rocket science involved, haha, Damn , i missed the Halloween Parade pics,, :( but am glad to fix this without seeing any Techie and spending any buks,,, :D :D
Thanks!!

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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Hahah I got super whacking happy i broke my camera :( Im sad now

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

Ha.....I'm reading these and thinking if I hit this thing, I'll break it.....I hit it, and its fixed......Great solution......

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

Hahaha, the wacking really does work! amazing! i was thinking oh no not another probelm with a canon camera ive bought! but a nice couple slaps did the trick!

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

O Wow! I read these posts and cold not believe wht I was reading. Nonethless, I gave it axouple of whacks and noticed that it would take the picture but I could not see the screen. This time I pushed the display button - that brought it back. Wow - ****- You are a blessing!

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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As an engineer...I'm appalled that that just fixed my camera that has been black for about 2 months now. Thanks for the fix!

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

I just searched the web for a solution to fix the same problem with my SD1000. I had already tried softly tapping the camera but nothing happened. After reading your solution I gave it a harder bump to the bottom and side with the battery out and it fixed the problem. Thank you for providing this unusual solution. 10/9/2008

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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OH MY GOSH!!!! The "whacking" really works, me and my boyfriend have just fell about laughing, as I spent all day trying to fix the settings, this totally works, thank you to the "****":)

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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