Question about Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera
I have a Powershot S40. I can turn the camera on, have the lens extend itself out, and see the icons on the LCD screen (like "auto" and flash etc.), but the screen itself is blank - no picture. There is no E18 message on the screen and judging by what I've read online, I think it's another error .. Any ideas?
Posted by Larry Macrae on
Try and clean the LCD connector _flexible connectors. If you are able to see the dark picture- The back light panel is defective or improper contact. If the picture is perfect in the PC when you download,,then the LCD may be defective For LCD pl.e mail me...may be we can give a new one.
Posted on Dec 04, 2006
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The LCD was replaced by myself some time ago (10 months?). I can also view saved pictures on the camera, but not see anything in shoot mode (except icons). If I take a picture, it comes up blank in view mode - do you think it might be the CCD issue?
Doesn't matter - Canon emailed me to say my S40 doesn't fit into the recall.
For the record: I will never buy Canon again.
Ok - took off the front and check connectors to LCD and to board in camera .. checked to make sure they were in fully - and all seems OK.
Again, I can view the numbers/focus squares/redlight indicator on LCD when in shoot mode, but the picture is black. I can see the older saved photos on the SD card, but when I try to take a photo and then switch to view mode, I see just a black screen on the LCD.
I have exactly the same problem as this person:
.. and Canon says my model (S40) is not in the list of supported cameras .. so am I stuck with a bad CCD - should I give up?