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Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

I have a Canon PowerShot S2 IS. When I turn it on I can see information graphics in th eview finder (and screen when it is open) but not any scene. I fiddle with it a bit and then did see the scene but having took one pic and turned it off I had the same problem on turnign it on and now no amoount of fiddling enables me to see what the camera is pointing at. I I take a picture I just get black.

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  • allybirt Nov 29, 2008

    same problem just a blank screen although all the menu can be seen ,

    go to take a shot just a blank screen



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Hi! I live in Australia and thinking of filing a suit with the fairtrading tribunal to add the S2IS to the Canon advisory. Could anyone living in Australia ATM send me an email with more details of their problems ? If Canon did fix this, can you also send me details of your repair ?
amish153 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Posted on Jan 29, 2009


I had the same problem with my S2 IS and called Canon customer service. They did send me a free UPS mail label to mail my camera their Chicago service department but then they mailed me a bill to pay up front ($127) before they would fix. I have only owned the camera for 15 months so it was a little past the warranty but what choice did I have. It took about 6 weeks to get the work done. I am not impressed with Canon service to this point. I am thinking this shutter problem should be covered for free. RES

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I have the same problem with my S2 IS. The problem occured more frequently over time. Somewhere I read that this is due to a stuck shutter. I'll keep you posted once my camera is repaired.

Posted on Sep 25, 2006

  • Henning Oct 16, 2006

    I called Canon, and they fixed it for free.
    The said that they "replaced the optical unit".

  • Henning Nov 16, 2006

    First I called the Canon telephone number listed on the warranty card, and described my problem. I don't have that number right here, but you should be able to find it online.
    The warranty had expired, but the lady on the phone told me, that the described problem appears to be one of the problems that Canon would still fix for free, even after the warranty's expiration.
    I had to mail the camera, a copy of the warranty card and a copy of the receipt to Canon, and within 2 weeks I had my camera back: Repaired and free of charge. The only thing I paid was the postage to send it to Canon.


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