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Canon S2IS Either screen is dark when I power up the camera. I can see previous images but I cannot record anything. Sometimes I can reboot the camera and it will work for a shot or two, but currently even that does not work. I have changed batteries with no good results. They power up everything but do not affect the recording of pics. Jeff Canon S1IS have problem with dark screen... I have a brand new Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera. I put in brand new batteries. On after shooting no more than 30  pictures I received a "change batteries" message. What should I do?

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Re: Canon S2IS

Your camera has the know issue of Stuck shutter, whichhappens after some time (weeks or months) thata camera is notused.

Unfortunately the repair of it requires a complete disassembly of the camera, including the lens, fix it, and then put back together everything.

Definitely requires th skills, tools and experience to do it, so it's recommended that a professional camera repair center is performing this type of repair.

If you look for a reliable and low cost repair service for it, you can look in ebay for such repair services.

Example, look for seller ID Great_items_2004 or with the keywords "Shutter black S2".

Best regards,

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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go to the canon web site they have an advisory out on this I just got mine back actually they kept my S1 IS and sent me a new S5 IS because "they did not have the part and wanted to expedite my repair"

Here is another site I found when I encountered my problem

I sent my camera in per Canons instructions, received an e-mail a few days later(1/9/08) confirming that they would repair it a few more days later (1/16/08)I received another e-mail confirming that it had been repaired and shipped. Today (1/17/08) I got it and to my very pleasant surprise the box contained a new S5 IS!!! I will be sending them a very nice THANK YOU for it after I post this.

PS: e-mail accepting repair 1/9/08
1/16/08 e-mail stating it shipped on 1/15/08,
received 1/17/08 via FED EX

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