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Canon Powershot S1 IS - Both in LCD and View finder - only blank is coming

I bought a Canon Powershot S1 IS 2 years back in Korea. It was working very fine. When i switched it on last week i was shocked to see that it was not working. 1. The camera was swicted ON 2. I was able to see the already taken pictures. 3. When i change the mode to picture taking mode, i could see only a BLANK ( just a dark screen with some scattrerd white dots). 4. I could able use the click button. 5. But the image was same as what i saw in the LCD/View finder. when i was discussing this issue with my friends i was shocked to know that, one of my friends who bought the same camera with me in korea also is facing the same problem. is it something related to manfucturing issue? We bought the camera at same time and got the problem almost at same time. Can you please let me knwo what could be the issue?

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  • plastic68 Apr 28, 2008

    Hi all

    I bought a my Canon Powershot S1 IS on 2005 in LA USA.

    It was working very good with best pictures quality.

    When i switched it on few months ago i was shocked to see that it was not working well with that black & white display.

    1. The camera was switched ON
    2. I was able to see the already taken pictures.
    3.
    When i change the mode to picture taking mode, i could see only a BLANK
    ( just a black screen with some scattered white lines).
    4. I could able use the click button.
    5. But the image was same as what i saw in the LCD.

    please any simple help cause I'm now in the middle east & don't know to whome I must send it!!! USA or regional support

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Gandhi Gurunathan...This is not made for you...So take ur freakin *** out of Korea n just stay in India n buy stuff frm thr....

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Posted on Mar 01, 2012

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A minha maquina também teve esse problema, mandei para a garantia e 2 semanas depois a resposta foi que, tinha uma maquina nova... uma S5 IS para ser entregue para troca da outra a S1 IS que tinha o problema descrito, e nem garantia tinha mais... ja tinha terminado...
Estou muito agradecido pelo tratamento pos venda da Canon

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Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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As mentioned Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. Please check the following two links for more info:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819
Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

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I called cannon about the same problem. they sent me a label, I sent the camera in and it was REPLACED FREE! I have had it for almost 3 years!

Posted on Sep 25, 2007

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Guys, I have the same problem which started last month. Anybody in India who could successfully fix this. I have contacted Canon India but no response.

Posted on Jul 14, 2007

Hi . Same with me.. My cam also got repaired free of cost. i gave it to canon service centre and they did it in 2-3 weeks.

Posted on Jun 24, 2007

And in addition to the page I listed for several models having this CCD sensor problem, see the specific page for Canon cameras at: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819

Posted on Mar 29, 2007

The problem lies in a defective CCD sensor. Visit this page for repair directions - free repair is being offered by Canon as well as free shipping both ways. http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html

Posted on Mar 29, 2007

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I had the same problems as the others described. I brought it into a local camera store and they told me I had to send to back to Cannon and it would cost about $250 to repair which is the price of a new camera. They said it was probably the optics were out of alignment. Like the rest of you it was working fine when i last used it and i had not droped it and had any other problems. Does anyone have any suggestions

Posted on Mar 27, 2007

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Did you find a solution to this problem? I am having the same issue. I bought my camera about 2 years ago. It was working fine till a couple of days ago. Now, all of a sudden, all I see is a blank screen when I try to shoot pictures/video. I can view already stored images on the memory card. Please let me know if you guys have found a solution.

Posted on Jan 07, 2007

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Sorry this aint a solution. I too have the same problem as Mr.Gandhi is facing. I too bought this camera approximately 2 years ago.Since last cupla weeks, im facing this problem on a random note...I cud take a few snaps in between and upload without any problem but again the camera could not capture new images even with a set of 4 new batteries. Whenever i switch the mode to take snaps from preview mode (which is still working fine), the LCD or the view finder becomes dark with some blue colored horizontal lines appearing as if its because of some kinda interference!

Posted on Jan 02, 2007

  • Susheel Sandeep Murali Jun 23, 2007

    Hi All,
    At last I got my Camera repaired. The easiest way is to contact the Canon Helpdesk and as per their directions drop you camera at the nearest Canon Care Centre.
    If it is a genuine CCD senson problem, Canon replaces the sensor free of cost(which they did for me)
    But this entire process requires atleast a month.
    Cheers

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