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Camera won't take a picture

Camera seems to operate fine but when I take a photo the preview is black and when I view the memory card on the computer the photo files are there but they are just a solid black photo. (yes the lens cap is off). I have used different memory card, different lens and different battery. When I put a cf card in that has other photos on it I can view them through the camera lcd. I last used it outdoors in hot temperatures and have read the post regarding overheating but a battery change and card reformat did nothing. The camera is about three years old and is used by my schools yearbook club. I don't have the money to replace it! Any idea what the technical problem might be and what a repair might cost?

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  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2007

    I also have the same problem

  • vickifrance Apr 30, 2008

    Yup same problem camera is about 3 years old.

  • Anonymous May 13, 2008

    My 300d was 2y6m old (12,000 pics) when the shutter only took the top 1/3 of the picture last fall. Paid Canon to repair it and 2 days ago it started giving me black pics with all of the EXIF data. Talked to Canon again and they guess shutter, but I believe its the sensor since the shutter flips up and the data is there (also saw a sensor reference some where else in my searches and a bad connection - solder joint). Changed cf cards, lenses, battery, removed battery for hours to reset it and nothing helps but leaving it sit, sometimes it will take one more pic and then the rest are blank again.

  • Anonymous May 23, 2008

    My Rebel 300D is about three or 4 years old and also not taking pictures. I actually took over 600 photos today, indoors and out, when it just went black. It's trying to focus, the flash comes on, but there's nothing in the eyepiece and it won't snap. I also changed lens, battery and CF card. Still nothing. Help!

  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    I have the same problem. My camera is also 3 yeras old. I'm still looking for a help. Mirror is lifting fine, but I don't know where the sensor is???

    help...pls

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    remove the lens and you should see a mirror, take a picture and see if that mirror goes up and down... if not there is your problem. If it does maybe the censor is dead, either way I can't see any DIY you can do to fix it :(

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Hi,
4 possibles on this one,

1) as mentioned the mirror isn't lifting.

2) the secondary auto focus mirror isn't lifting (remove lens) lift mirror and there is a second mirror behind the main mirror, if this stays hanging down its damaged, although normally you will get a part image when this happens
see http://www.lotek.nu/misc/EOS_300D_sub-mirror_repair/

3) shutter stuck (but should also have an error99 when this happens, put the camera in bulb and open the shutter you should be able to see the sensor.

4) sensor or associated electronics failure

if you do decide to attempt the sub mirror repair take great care, that big black cylinder is the flash capacitor and its charged to 350v and will bite hard....

best of luck

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Clean the sensor, might fust work

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It could be that the shutter has gone out or the mirror is not going up they are only rated to last for so many shots. That is what canon told me when my 10d did the same thing. I dont remember what the repair cost was.

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