Canon S5 IS -LCD screen turns off just before clicking into place
That is typical and expected when the wires inside cable inside the hinge start to wear out. It's called planned obsolescence.
Unfortunately even though it's a very common failure, very repairable, and the rest of the camera is probably going to work for another 20 years, Canon will not sell you that part or install a new one. It has very fine wires inside it, and two proprietary connectors on each end.
They will offer to take your old camera in trade for a discount that is close to worthless, because the prices they quite on replacement cameras is about what you can buy them for new on the internet.
The good news is that you can still do everything though the eyepiece, except use the articulating screen.
Aug 03, 2009 |
Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera