Question about Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera
Everytime I try to take a picture, the icons on the screen are all there but the image I'm trying to capture doesn't show up. It's just a blank, black screen. If I try to take the picture, it just captures the black screen. I didn't drop it or anything, I just put it on one day and it started that. Please help. Thanks.
Here is the link for the user manual for your camera if you need it; http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=DownloadDetailAct&fcategoryid=322&modelid=9824 Although it doesn't appear to describe your error. There are three possible causes for the symptoms you describe: 1. The shutter has jammed in the closed position - usually you will get unusual mechanical noises if this is the case, although not always - sometimes this can be fixed by gently slapping the camera, or gently vibrating it by putting it on top of a washing machine on a spin cycle (put it on a cloth to soften the vibration a little and make sure the camera doesn't fall off). If this doesn't work after a few seconds then it is unlikely that this is the problem. 2. The CCD has failed - this is the bit that light falls on inside that converts it into a digital signal - these can be replaced but it is a job for a qualified technician. This is the most likely cause of the problem as you have all the icons present on the screen which indicates that the control processor is working fine. 3. The circuit that takes the signal from the CCD, processes it and transmits it to the LCD screen may be faulty, also replaceable but also a qualified technicians job - this is more unlikely as these rarely fail on the S1, and there should usually be an error message on the screen if this was the case. For Canon service details you need to go to this link; http://www.canon.com/ select your region and country and follow the site through to "support" or similar (depends on your location) they will direct you to your nearest service centre. You should also be able to find out warranty information if you think that the camera is still under warranty. Hope this helps, please post back if you need more assistance :)
Posted on Apr 22, 2007
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Turn off the camera.
Remove the battery pack.
Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds.
Allow the camera to remain without power for 60 seconds.
Reinsert the battery pack.
Turn on the camera.
Also try resetting the Camera back to factory default: The RESET button is located at the lower right side of the control button. To reset the camera just press the RESET button using a sharp-pointed object.
If the issue remains the same, then service may be required.
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