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Canon powershot hi, i own a canon s1 is camera for about 18 months, never had a problem with it, but today it's been useless: when i try to take a photo (i've tried all modes) the LCD or EVF shows me an overexposed image- i can barely see what i'm shooting, andthe playback is even worse- i can see the image, but behind horizontal white lines that cover the entire screen.. SOS

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Repair shop or replace - unless you are into taking stuff apart but in this case it is a major component failure I feel

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