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Canon Powershot S1IS Viewfinder will not display image to be photographed. I have pressed the Display button but no success.

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HI,
Please confirm it that camera does not show live image to take picture and does it playback / show previously stored picture on memory card? Do you see Menu on LCD?

If thats correct then camera has bad ccd imager problem. CCD Imager is a part that convert an image into electronic signals for further process to circuits in camera.

Canon will repair S1IS camera free of cost for ccd imager problem.
Click Canon CCD Imager Advoisry for details. S1IS model is included in that list.
Thanks.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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