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Same Problem: See no image in the back viewer; pictures are black

Am I to assume the camera is toast?

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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check this link for more info.

Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 30/30a/200a/300a/D320/400/ 450/500

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The viewer is black.


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Blurry pictures and viewer


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:

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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The symptoms are indicative of a CCD imager failure. But you can sometimes jog it back by trying the following:

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

If the above works, recommend taking a photo at least once a week in a well-lit area to keep it running.

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79da3bf.jpgWhile in picture taking mode, press that button. It will restore your viewer.

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