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Black screen cant take photos

When i look at the camera window i see no object, just black screen with few with black square in middle, the rest is functioning i mean tghe flash is working etc but no image can be seen.

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Re: black screen cant take photos

Thanks for the fantastic news! i had the same problem and now cannon is taking care of everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on Oct 20, 2007

Re: black screen cant take photos

This was GREAT help!  Lucky that I found this.  I called the Cannon and they are going to fix this at their cost!

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

Re: black screen cant take photos

I had this problem today with my S1 IS. I did a google search for similar symptoms and found that many digital camera models made between 2002 and 2004 have a CCD issue. I called Canon's Customer Support (1-800-828-4040) and they offered to fix the problem for free. Hope this helps!

Posted on May 08, 2007

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