I was taking pictures last night and after a few were taken (camera was working properly) then the camera was unable to see through the lcd screen i continued taking pictures but i reviewed my card and they were all black. The pictures that i took when the camera was working are still viewable.
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Re: Canon sd300 cant see pictures taken
This may sound silly, but did you check the shutter on the end of the lens when the camera is on to make sure that the shutter is open? Sometimes some dirt or sand can get into the lens barrel and make the shutter get stuck in the closed position. If this happens, gently open the shutter with a a toothpick or something (NOT your finger because of the oils and NOT something that will scratch the lens).
If the shutter is open and the pictures turn out black both on the camera's LCD and on the computer once you download them, then I'm guessing something happened to your CCD, which is the tiny electronic chip that records the light coming through the lens. Either something inside the camera has fallen in front of the CCD and is blocking the light (unlikely) or the CCD chip has died. If that's the case, I hate to say it but buying a new camera would be more cost effective (and probably cheaper) than getting it fixed.
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Not quite sure where you are having the problem with your camera, but there are several places on the internet that can help fix your camera and/or lens.
Here is one listing I found on eBay for you - http://cgi.ebay.com/Canon-SD500-Camera-LENS-BARRIER-SHUTTER-FLAPS-REPAIR_W0QQitemZ260164183646QQihZ016QQcategoryZ64352QQcmdZViewItem You can email him your model number and he should be able to help you. Best of luck!
Defective mechanism, You need professional service to fix it, or better give it back asap, digital camera lasts only for three years working at its best form, I suggest you buy a brand new one and sell it after two years of use. [:0)