Blank photos on old Canon PowerShot A70

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Harriet Bazley, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. I've acquired an old Canon PowerShot A70, which according to what I've
    been able to read about it ought to have a been a pretty good camera for
    its day (and considerably in advance of anything I need).

    Unfortunately, when I power it up via my universal mains adaptor, I find
    it seems to do everything *except* actually take pictures.

    All the menu screens etc on the LCD screen work, but no image preview
    appears on the screen and when I press the shutter button completely
    black JPEGs are likewise created on the CompactFlash card. Is this
    camera dead or is it something as simple as the shutter not opening...?
    Harriet Bazley, Mar 13, 2012
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  2. Hmm, given that sound is recorded OK in video mode it sounds like the
    Canon dud CCD image sensor problem - shutter is visibly opening :-(
    Harriet Bazley, Mar 13, 2012
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