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I spilled coffee in the console of my car where my Cannon powershot SD1200IS was sitting

Coffee probably was 1/2" deep. I tried drying it with rice, now the lcd screen is a blank white screen but everything else seems to work. I checked the memory card and existing as well as new photos are good.

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ELECTRICAL contact spray can work. designed for sensitive situations. Also, electrical cleaner, or spray a bit into a cap and cotton swab it on affected areas to blot and absorb the coffee impurities out.
There should be a few micro stainless steel screws that hold the body housing. Take this off and clean with cotton and electrical spray all impurities on the circuit board. The circuit for the screen is likely not getting the signal to display. Also requires certain voltage that might be too low. For really gummed up stuff, try micro drops of Superzilla to clean, but blot off with alcohol after cleaning is completed. That stuff can eat the plastic eventually if left on but is harmless to damaging metal or glass. Non-toxic Superzilla.

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SOURCE: Cannon Powershot LCD Screen


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SOURCE: the picture we have taken was white/grayish screen- no images..

I got it repaired at canon service center in India for Rs 1900.
Next camera I will insure !

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SOURCE: canon powershot SD1200IS user manual

Go to the support section of the Canon website to download a copy to your computer.

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SOURCE: New Camera, no picture on screen

you can use live view, to preview the picture before its taken.... check the manual to turn on live view then press the center ok button to turn on live view
this is for cannon 1000d....hope this works

Posted on Nov 25, 2009


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SOURCE: my lcd screen is blank but the camera acts like it

Had the same problem with my S3 is and couldnt find any help other than to junk it and buy another camera. WAY too expensive to repair (out of warranty)
I found a post and this worked for me...just fixed it about an hour ago. Mine would show a blank screen on the LCD nothing thru the view finder other than the menu screen. Found out the shutter was stuck and that seems to be a common issue with these cameras. This is how I fixed mine.
1. set the shutter speed to the longest setting you can. I put mine on the TV setting.

2. close the flash and set turn off all of the functions you can to conserve the batteries.

3. take a picture and within 5 seconds open the battery door. Then close it back and repeat. Your trying to interrupt the shutter reset process thereby "unsticking" the stuck shutter.

4. If this fails then try LIGHTLY tapping the camera against a piece of wood, again to unstick the shutter.

Sounds like a bad idea but considering I had tossed my camera in a drawer and already replaced it, I didnt really have much to lose. I was pleasantly suprised to see that after about 15 resets (steps 1-3) and a couple of light taps, the camera is working good as new again.

Good luck, hope it works out for you!

Posted on Jan 04, 2010

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