My camera (3 years old) was working perfectly fine three days ago. But as of yesterday, it now displayes a black screen on the view finder and the screen on the back of the camera (as if I still had the lens cap on). To the best of my knowledge, the camera has not been dropped. When I take a picture (eventhough i can't see anything in the viewfinder), the image is solid black as well. The camera looks and sounds like it is booting up correctly (the lens projects out, the battery indicator appears, the flash works, etc.). it almost sounds like the shutter isn't opening or something, but I don't know how to fix that!
I just had a baby, and I need help with this problem as quickly as possible before I miss out on photo opportunities with my baby!!!! Thanks in advance!!!
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There's a diopter control near the viewfinder to adjust the viewfinder to your eye. Try adjusting that while peering into the viewfinder and try to get the focus brackets and the data at the bottom of the viewfinder into focus.
There is a well known, but little publicised problem with CCDs on many cameras. Ther was a manufacturing problem in the components. Visit the Canon web site and look up the problem. They will tell you where to send it for free repair
If you know how to open it up and get to the power supply you will find three capacitors 2-820uf and 1-330 @ 25vdc 105o.they will have puffed up tops replace them. FYI the monitor has a 3 year warranty.
I just had this issue with my camera (my 15 year old son solved it for me ;-) ).
The viewfinder was active in "record" mode and the LCD was "active" because you could see a little back light but no image. The "playback" mode would let me review pictures in the LCD though so I know it is capable of showing information.
If you push the display key/button a couple of times you can see the picture move from the viewfinder to the LCD and have just a picture and or a picture and information.
So try setting the camera to "record" mode (lens comes out) and then push the "display button" which is on the back of the camera just to the right of the LCD on the lower right side several times and see if the LCD starts to work.
It could be that somehow the display button was pushed by mistake.
my camera just did that to me yesterday..i had t for like a week.. did u have a warranty on it or something like that??
i have to take mine back to the place were i got it and go talk to them about it..
my screen is like shot or something..
Since you can see it when taking new pictures but not on old photos then that suggests that the part of the image sensor is faulty. I think this would make it a camera repair shop job as the S602's can't be taken to bits easily.
sounds like the LCD screen viewfinder may have been twisted or accidentally catched or got hooked or snagged on on something at one stage and pulled something, if the screen went yellow it means the three wires going to it are possibly broken or the small white clip was slowly coming undone inside the Viewfinder for the red and green to no longer work to complete the image also indicates why the buttons on the viewfinder are not responding, try twisting the viewfinder very lightly whilst on, but most likely the small white clip holding the wires has come off at the elbow inside the camera
Fixed it, at least temporarily
I had the side off my trv250 examining it, especially the CCD connection. I had read the post about soldering a capacitor to pins 1 and 3 (from the left) on the bottom row. I didn't have the specific capacitor on hand, but I started touching some of the small ones I did have to those pins. I found that after I touched a 100uF, 10V cap to pins 1 and 3 the picture suddenly came back to life and stayed that way after removing the cap. I have no idea how long this will last, and I've set up the cam on a tripod in the livingroom with the LCD display facing me so I can monitor it. If you, like me, figure you have nothing else to lose, you might want to give this a try. Note: my camera was suffering from the green smeary horizontal lines problem, and wasn't completely black. I'm not sure if this makes a difference or not.