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When on shooting mode, camera shows no picture

The camera is about 6 months old. I had placed pictured on my computer and erased the card. Now, when I turn the camera on to take a picture both the LCD and the view finder and black-- as if the lens cap is closed (but it is not). You are able to see the white markings, like the rectangular box in the middle. but nothing else. I have changed batteries, cards, put the camera on a variety of settings, friends have looked at it, etc. Please help. The store will not take it back (over 30 days). I would rather fix it then send it away- but am out of ideas. Thank you.

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Re: When on shooting mode, camera shows no picture

I have read of this problem (doing research before buying a Canon S2). Apparently it is a bad sensor and Canon will fix it for free if it's still under warranty (otherwise it will cost $119.00).

Posted on Jan 06, 2007

Re: When on shooting mode, camera shows no picture

I have the same problem. Just got off the phone with Canon and have to send the camera to them. Repair takes ~2wks. Call them @1-800-828-4040 and follow the menus.

Posted on Jan 04, 2007

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xD-Picture Card (16MB – 1GB)
There are two ways to record the pictures you take with this camera.
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• Pictures are recorded to the internal memory, and when the number of storable still
pictures reaches 0, you must connect the camera to a computer to download the
pictures, and then erase the pictures from the internal memory.
Using an xD-Picture Card (optional)
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• Pictures are not recorded to the internal memory when a card is inserted in the
camera. Pictures in the internal memory can be copied to the card using the
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g“BACKUP Copying pictures in the internal memory to the card” (P.25)
“The card” (P.60)
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