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No Image to Shoot

Canon S2IS Power Shot 5.0I cannot see thru the viewfinder or LCD., its just dark. Everything else seems to work fine like the menu's etc..

Where can I take it? or send it for repair? or should I just dispose of it?

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  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    black screen and pictures

  • ostrichtoo Dec 26, 2008

    Camara turns on and will even record a photo on the memory card, but the screen and viewfinder are blank. I a going toi try to change the date/time time battery the little one noted on page 135 of manual. I have not done this yet. It if works I will let everyone know. 12 25 08

  • bluehouse5 Jan 03, 2009

    No image through viewfinder or on lcd.  Will record image to memory card.

  • jillzer1011 Jan 06, 2009

    I have had this camera for 3 or 4 years and the same thing...just black screen when you turn it on...this started happening 3 months ago. I might have fixed it by pushing enough buttons, then it started all over again....can't figure it out this time...HELP!!!

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There is a temporary fix that works sometimes but eventually it will stop working alltogether. If canon can't help, might try this:


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