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My cannon s21s has a blank screen

My cannon s21s camera shows the menu items on the screen but not what im trying to take a pic of and the pics are blank

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  • dsgb51888 Jul 20, 2009

    Hey im having same problem. Let me know if u find a way to fix

  • dsgb51888 Jul 23, 2009

    I still can't get the shutter quard to open

  • dsgb51888 Aug 16, 2009

    Yeah, that's what it was. Thanks! I did several steps of trying to fix it, buit still mo luck

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Nothing on my camera screen showing, cannot get into menu setup as its blank

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A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open).
To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture.

You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2009/05/simple-fix-for-stuck-shutter.html

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