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Normal 0 BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH – FIXED AT LAST - After doing several hours of research on the internet, I have been able to eliminate the problem on my Powershot S2 IS. I started with the “fix” as suggested by guidofoc in a post on the “flickr” site. Thanks guidofoc! His procedure did fix the problem for me but it only lasted a day. The next day, back to the same old black screen. For the next few days/weeks, when I wanted to use my camera, I did the same procedure and it would come back to life but would be black again the next time I powered up the camera or a day later.
Back to internet research! On the “Fixya” site, I found a picture of the camera shutter and diaphragm blades. This picture was posted by “andyhutton” who was also having the same “black screen” problem. He had disassembled his camera and found what appeared to be an oil exuding on the shutter diaphragm blades. He disassembled the camera, cleaned it thoroughly, and reassembled it. This fixed his camera. Other information I found indicated that what appeared to be oil was a little “stiffer” than oil, almost hard. It was thought that this was happening after leaving in a hot car other high temperature environment.
All this made sense to me but I didn’t relish the thought of tearing the camera apart and reassembling it. This procedure reportedly took about 6-8 hours. And this was by a person who considered himself, to have a reasonable amount of mechanical ability. I definitely DON’T RECOMMEND this approach unless you have tried all else and are ready to junk your camera. Using this information I theorized that if I used the temporary fix procedure and then repeatedly activated the shutter, perhaps the “wiping action” may wear down the frictional areas and free up the shutter blades to move more freely. I tried it. Voila! It has worked now for the last 6-8 weeks without a failure. Here is my final procedure:

Set the camera in Tv mode, (delayed shutter mode) set the shutter at 15 sec, click to take a picture and during that 15 secs (like, after 7 seconds) open the battery, compartment which cuts contact with the battery circuit. Close the battery cover. At this point the camera works fine for me but only temporarily as noted above. Sometimes however, this procedure had to be performed more than once. Here is the key to the permanent fix. While the camera is working via the temporary fix, take many, many pictures. Hundreds! I probably snapped 400-600 pics. The idea is to wear down the little patches of hardened oil on the shutter blades. For the next three of days I took hundreds of pics each day. Basically, I just aimed the camera at the wall or whatever and snapped off several hundred pics.

Now that I seem to have my camera working permanently, my plan is to NOT leave my camera in a high temperature environment, and to try to use it regularly. Maybe, not unlike many other things, if it gets no regular use, it may start to deteriorate.

No guarantees but I do hope this helps someone.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered 2 days ago


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FUJIFILM instax... | Answered 2 days ago


The technical term for this is 'broken'. Probably some grit or other item has entered the lens mechanism. Repair or replace - your choice.

Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 22, 2020


Set up focus point using autofocus, then set camera to manual focus before attaching filter, and be careful not to move focusing ring.

Tamron Cameras | Answered on Jan 22, 2020


If you deleted and not formatted them, and you have not shot any more pics on the card, there is software you can purchase that will recover most if not all of your pics. Just Google "picture recovery software" and you will find many examples.

Kodak Cameras | Answered on Jan 22, 2020


You need the wireless adapter for this, you cannot do this with the camera.

Canon EOS 5D... | Answered on Jan 22, 2020


The date and time (and a lot more) are stored with every picture in its EXIF metadata. Any photo viewing/editing program should be able to display this data. To print this data, please consult the documentation for whatever program you're using to print your pictures. Depending on the program and printer you may print the date on the image, in the margins, or on the back.

Sony Cyber-shot ... | Answered on Jan 20, 2020


It depends on what you want the software to do with the camera. If you simply want to download the pictures then any photo cataloging program such as Picasa will do the job.
If you want to edit your photos, photo editing programs don't care where the photos came from. You can use any photo editing program, such as PhotoShop or the GIMP.

Pentax Optio M60... | Answered on Jan 19, 2020


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Cameras | Answered on Jan 19, 2020


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Nikon D70s... | Answered on Jan 18, 2020

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