Camera only 2 weeks old--my dtr taking pictures on the 4th of July, adjusting vari-angle LCD and the LCD went black and has stayed that way. Camera powers on and takes pictures (look through Viewfinder) but no image on the LCD. HELP?!!
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Re: LCD not working
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There are a few possible causes for your problem;
Faulty LCD screen - check if you can review pictures on it, even if you can't take pictures using the screen.
Bad connection - you can try moving the screen into different positions to see if it comes on at any of them - where the connector goes through the hinge is a possible problem site - more likely the connector has come loose at one end or the other.
Software problem - Connect the camera to a PC/Mac, and open the "Zoom Browser EX/Image Browser" program. Find the "Set my Camera" window and you should have "reset to factory settings option" (check the software starter guide page 42) You can reset all the camera settings to their factory default value - this has to be worth trying.
I would use the warranty - Canon warranty service is usually pretty good - post back with your general area and we can hopefully find you a service centre.
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The water has ruined the LCD, water and electronics seldom mix, you are lucky it still will at least take pictures. If it is a high end model then send it back to the Factory repair center listed in the user manual (or phone number to find a repair center).
One of three possible problems. First check that you didn't accidentally press the DISP or DISPLAY button. If that's not the problem...
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.
Finally, it could be a loose or poor connection of the screen's flex cables, a very common problem for your model camera. The A620's vari-angle screen is a great option for a camera, but with this moveable screen, the screens data and power cables can and do wiggle loose. It is actually relatively easy to fix by just reseating these cables, but will require opening the back face of the screen of your camera.Please see this other person who had a similar problem with an A630.
Maybe the shutter got wet and sticky. You can try look into the lens then press shutter button to take picture. If you don’t see the movement inside the hole, the shutter doesn’t open, it will take black picture.
When you say you can view pictures. Do you mean you can view them on the lcd on the camera itself or on your computer? It sounds like the CCD chip went bad most likely. If its not under warranty I would consider purchasing a new camera. Thank you, Lee
When I take a picture, there will be know image. Black. I went into the "share" and the image is black. I kept my smart card and the other images are ok but the knew ones are black. Camera has power. I took the smart card off. Still the problem, black. Took the old images off and took some more shots. All black!! MMMMM?
Is it possible that you've gone into M (manual) mode and the shutter speed is fast and a small aperture (large number) been selected? Or has the Exposure compensation been adjusted to be -2? Does it do the same thing in fully automatic mode? It certainly sounds like some setting has been adjusted incorrectly.