i have had the g10 for a few years and started to experience two problems the past couple of months. both of these problems seem to occur at random. sometimes i can simply turn the camera on and off a few times and they resolve themselves. sometimes i can't resolve it at all. any help would be really appreciated.
i will address both problems assuming the camera is in full auto mode (green)
the first problem:
i can turn the camera on. lens opens. but the lcd does not turn on. i am able to push the 'play' button to see photos previously taken but when i switch back to 'shoot' mode no display. i am not able to take photos when it does this. so, it's not that the display is simplt turned off, but the camera is not taking pictures (although the lens is open and everything else operates).
the second problem:
this started happening more and more frequently over the course of a few months and is now happening 90% of the time.
all photos are completely washed out. totally white if outside and nearly all white if inside. this is in auto mode. it's as if the white balance / auto exposure is completely off. but, this is in auto mode where the white balance can't be changed. as it is now, i can't take any photos with the g10.
thoughts? ideas? help?