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White screen for all outdoor pictures

When in daylight mode or taking pics outside it will take a bright white picture. Spent lots of hours playing with the settings and it just will not take pics outside.

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Sorry to say this sounds like a stuck open shutter mechanism. Put the camera in any mode other than auto and make certain that you turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself in the following step). Next look down the center of the lens barrel and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker (wonder where that website got that name?) in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen then it's likely stuck.

Some people have had success in unsticking Canon S2 IS shutters with the following procedures. It may or may not work for you:

http://www.fixya.com/support/t295396-canon_s2_black_screen

Posted on May 10, 2009

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try the Exposure button [+/-] will generally be disabled in auto mode

try changing mode to 'P' (Program) mode and then change the exposure by pressing the +/- button and then you would generally see a scale on the LCD now press the left button to decrease the exposure

better more is to reset the camera to the default settings this would set the aperture, shutter, Exposure, LCD brightness and otehr settings to defaults and this would save from any unwanted changes than required

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