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Re: LCD screen has gone blank

I report that without the info above I could have looked forever to find the tiny unmarked square between the eyecup and the hot shoe. And who would ever figure that it turns off the screen? Mine is an SL1. The design is like an adventure game.

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Re: LCD screen has gone blank

Hello, my Canon EOS Rebel XS's LCD is not displaying anything, on all modes. I have tried removing the battery and SD, cleaning the lens, but no luck. When I turn it on I can still hear the shutter sound and it does flash, the viewfinder does work and always says busy, at one point the LCD turned on and showed the settings interface and I picked it up and showed someone, but then the LCD went back to a black blank screen and I have not been able to get anything to appear on the LCD since. Could I get some help? Smiley Happy Thank you.

 

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Re: LCD screen has gone blank

As I wrote initially, on my Rebel there was a tiny unmarked square switch between the hot shoe and the eye cup. I had somehow pushed it when the eye cup shifted. The result was a black screen. Pushing it turned the screen on again. That's just my experience and discovery. I hope I remember it. 

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Re: LCD screen has gone blank

Thank you for replying. However the Canon EOS Rebel XS has nothing between the hotshoe and eyecup Smiley Sad so there's nothing for me to push or move. I still don't know why the LCD isn't displaying, but thanks anyway!
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Re: LCD screen has gone blank


@amendoza wrote:
Thank you for replying. However the Canon EOS Rebel XS has nothing between the hotshoe and eyecup Smiley Sad so there's nothing for me to push or move. I still don't know why the LCD isn't displaying, but thanks anyway!

It is probably dead in the water.  It is not worth repairing.  Try the HDMI cable suggestion that was given above.  It will not fix the problem, but it can help narrow down the problem.  

I think it is time to update your Rebel XS.

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Re: LCD screen has gone blank

I understand your desperation. It caused me to go back and double-check my previous statements, based on a discovery long ago. My camera is an early SL1. It does have a small (4x7 mm) rectangular switch centered between the rubber part of the eyecup and the hot shoe. I did not find it documented anywhere and have no idea of its function(s). It might relate to a 90 degree viewer attachment which I know nothing of. I know you have a different camera. In desperation, maybe yours somewhere has a switch related to whatever the function on mine is.  

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