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SOURCE: Blank black screen for my canon powershot S1 IS digital camera

This is a common problem with S1 IS and it is caused by faulty CCD sensor. Note that you can playback captured images without any problem but in capture mode all you get is blank screen. Will have to go to Canon but note that Canon repairs these models free of charge when it is the CCD sensor that stops working.

Posted on Sep 14, 2007

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Posted on Aug 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Black screen, yet able to review past pictures

There is a recall on these cameras.  Canon will fix for free and pay for all shipping costs.  They have been very helpful.
Service Notice: CCD Image Sensor Advisory (Updated 10/31/2006)

PowerShot S1 IS

This Service Notice will update Canon U.S.A., Inc.'s previous CCD Image Sensor Advisory, dated October 6, 2005.

It has come to our attention that the vendor-supplied CCD image sensor used in certain Canon digital cameras and digital video camcorders may cause the following malfunction: When the product is used in recording or playback mode, the LCD screen and/or electronic viewfinder may exhibit either a distorted image or no image at all. While reports of this malfunction have been rare in the United States, we have determined that it may occur if the product is exposed to hot and humid environments.

Notice of Additional Affected Products:
As a result of our continuing investigation of this malfunction, we have determined that the 11 models listed below, in addition to the 16 models listed in our Service Notice concerning this malfunction, dated October 6, 2005, may be affected.

Affected products:
- Camcorders: ZR60, ZR65 MC, ZR70 MC, ZR80, ZR85, ZR90, ELURA 40 MC, ELURA 50
- Digital Cameras A60, A70, A75, A300, A310, S230, SD100, SD110, A40(*), A80(*), A85(*), A95(*), S1 IS(*), S60(*), S200(*), S330(*), S400(*), S410(*), S500(*)
*Models added as of Oct.31, 2006

Malfunction:
It has been confirmed that the connecting parts of the internal wiring of the CCD used in affected products may become disconnected, especially if the affected products are stored or used in high-temperature and high-humidity environments. If this occurs, the signal is not output from the CCD normally in Shooting Mode, which may cause a distorted image or the absence of an image. This malfunction can be confirmed on the LCD monitor screen during shooting. The same malfunction also appears on the recorded image.

Canon's Response:
Effective immediately, and regardless of warranty status, Canon will repair, free of charge, the products listed above exhibiting the above-mentioned malfunction if Canon determines that the malfunction is caused by the CCD image sensor. Canon will also cover the cost of shipping and handling in connection with this repair.

Canon Customer Support Center for further assistance at 1-800-828-4040. Support hours are Monday thru Friday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 midnight; and Saturday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (all times EST). Alternatively, if electronic support is preferred, please send your email to carecenter@cits.canon.com 

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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Did you accidentally press the DISP button on the back of your camera? This manually turns the screen on and off to save batteries. Try pressing this button one more time to see if it turns the screen back on.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera CCD problem

Hi,
Canon offers free of cost ccd imager chip replacement for S1 IS model including both way shipping.
Click Canon CCD Imager Advisory for details.
Thanks.

Posted on May 21, 2010

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The lens is off and the camera is on. No picture.


This is known problem of bad ccd imager chip in Canon S1 IS camera and ccd imager will be replaced to get correct live view image.
Canon offers free of cost repair for S1 IS camera for bad ccd imager problem, click Canon CCD Imager Advisory for details.

Oct 13, 2009 | Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

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Snow screen on s1 is


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819

Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 200a/300a/400/450/500

Jul 15, 2009 | Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

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Distorted screen


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819 Applicable cameras include: A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 200a/300a/400/450/500

Jul 14, 2009 | Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

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Black screen on Canon S1 IS camera


If Canon S1 IS does not show picture in camera mode and show memory card stored pictures in playback then its CCD Imgaer problem and ccd imager will be replaced.
Canon will repair it free of cost, click Canon CCD Imager Advisory for details.

Jun 11, 2009 | Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

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Camera as the same problem as the S2. Black screen. The camera will play OK but won't record.


If its Canon S1 IS camera then its known problem of ccd imager and Canon will repair it free of cost.
Click Canon CCD IMager Advisory for details.

If it is different model camera, Canon will charge you for fix.

May 18, 2009 | Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

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Canon powershot s1is screen is dark and cannot see thru viewfinder pictures black or blurryCamera will not take pictures and screen is blurry


Went to canon website and found they had a problem with the ccd which causes these problems and will fix it for free. Apparently there are lots of models with this faulty component.

May 31, 2008 | Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

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Canon powershot s1 is


looks like a lot of us have this same problem, Danielle. Consensus is it's a problem with the CCD chip. I'm contacting Canon about ours. Hopefully they'll fix for free as one guest posted. Let's be optimistic!!

http://www.fixya.com/support/t224203-black_screen

Nov 08, 2007 | Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

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Blank black screen for my canon powershot S1 IS digital camera


This is a common problem with S1 IS and it is caused by faulty CCD sensor. Note that you can playback captured images without any problem but in capture mode all you get is blank screen. Will have to go to Canon but note that Canon repairs these models free of charge when it is the CCD sensor that stops working.

Sep 14, 2007 | Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

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Black screen with white horizental lines there are no error messages


Contact Canon, there is a service bulletin on this issue and they will repair free even out of warranty. They will not fix other problems if the unit is out of warranty.

Apr 28, 2007 | Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

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