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Canot see subject trying to photograph

In shooting mode the display screen is black except for the white icons of the camera settings. If I turn off the display screen and look through the view finder it is the same. If I push button to take a photo it will make sound as if it had teken photo but obviously it is blank like the screen. However when I go into playback mode it will show me in full color the pictures I have previously taken before this problem happened.

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Re: Canot see subject trying to photograph

Hello, You should contact Canon about the situation. Let them know you are aware of the problem CCD sensor on the S1 camera. Actually S1 is repaired free of charge because of the CCD problem. You should suggest that your camera probably has the same defect as the S1. See what they say. If you need more info please advice. Arpi

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