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My screen went black after i took a picture

I bought this canon S5IS a couple of days ago and i went to take a picture today and after i took the screen went balck and now i can still take pictures but everything is black and i have no idea why. Everything om my screen is black when i try to take a picture or film something

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  • jesmehta Dec 09, 2008

    same prob.. all controls are visible, all options appear, but no visual of whats coming thru the lens...
    one moment i am takin pics, next moment, BLACK


  • tomahawk1941 Dec 13, 2008

    my screen is black with a square in the middle and a hand at the bottom HELP

  • koala0824 May 11, 2010

    I have the same problem on my Canon IXUS400

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It's very possible that the problem is that the shutter is stuck, which is a known Canon issue on the powershot cameras, mainly on the S2 and S3 models, which it happens after some time (weeks or months) thata camera is not used.

Unfortunately the repair of it requires a complete disassembly of the camera, including the lens, fix it, and then put back together everything.

Definitely requires the skills, tools and experience to do it, so it's recommended that a professional camera repair center is performing this type of repair.

If you look for a reliable and low cost repair service for it, you can look in ebay for such repair services.

Example, look for seller ID Great_items_2004 or with the keywords "Shutter black S3".

Best regards,

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