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The LCD went black, all the icons are showed, but no pictures. Any taken pictures are also black! Already reset the camera in factory settings, didn't help... anyone???

The LCD went black, have tried lot's of sollutions found on the net, they didn't help me!  Icons and so on are displayed properly, but no picture... We have set the camera back to factory settings, this also didn't help. 
Can anyone help us???
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  • maxinemarker Dec 13, 2008

    I have a Canon S3Is The light is red when I turn it on I can see old photos light goes green ,when I try to take new photos the screen is black and the light goes red again

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    Argh same problem with my S3IS . . .

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Unfortunately, I have the exact same problem and just got off the phone with Canon (1-800-828-4040 for tech support). According to their reps the S3IS is not on the list for replacement and I was quoted a min. fix price of $150.00.

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To ivowitteman
Bad news & Good News

The BAD news is that it sounds as if your CCD has gone wrong which is the part of the camera that captures the image. The CCD is made by Sony & there is alot of dodgey ones out there that Sony have said sorry about. (type "bad CCD" on a search engine & you should be able to get more info)
You say that the icons appear so the rear LCD must be working. If the playback of pictures from a card also works then it is almost certainly the CCD at fault.

The GOOD News is that your model is one of the ones that is listed as eligible for a free replacement of the CCD. You will need to contact Canon & they will advice of what to do. I have sent several cameras of different makes back to the agents for repair & all have been repaired for free. The fault you have first occurred a few years back now so there will probably be a point where the agents will say enough is enough & stop the free repairs.
Hopefully you will be eligible for the free replacement.
Hope this helps

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