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

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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.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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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

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