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Screen blacks out on cannon powershot

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Ajm130, Nov 24, 2013.

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  1. Ajm130

    Ajm130 New Member

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    Have a powershot that is probably 3 yrs old. When you go to take pictures the screen blacks out. The camera does have a huge amount of photos stored so I am not sure if this could be the cause or not. I'm not sure if I should just junk the thing and buy a new one or if I should have it looked at? Not even sure where I would go for work?? Any advise would be greatly appreciated. I am not a camera junky and don't know where to turn.
     
  2. Andy Stanton

    Andy Stanton Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Your issue could be the result of your camera's power save function. To save power the LCD will turn off automatically after a short period of time if the camera isn't being used. You can adjust that time period through the menu.

    The LCD could also be shutting down because there's a problem with the camera's battery - does it have a problem holding a charge?

    The problem could be related to your SD card. Try a new card and see if that helps.
     
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