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Cannon my canon powershot s2 IS shows a blank screen. it has the menu but no images. i think the lense is bad. how do i check?

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  • canonguy7 Jan 28, 2008

    After working fine for nearly one year, my S2 IS started giving me a black screen when i first powered on ....it worked after powering off and on again 1-2 times. but then after one pic was taken it would go to black for the next one. I notice the advisory says S1 IS, but looks like the S2s have the same problem. Looking on eBay it seems like many S2s have a black screen problem (lots of S2s being sold 'as is' for parts). How can I get Canon to repair this. VERY frustrating. thanks in advance.

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Unfortunately Canon are refusing the GROWING number of problems with the S2is. It's not the same as the S1is problem. My S2is has just started doing the same thing (24 months old) and having researched it appears that it's a very common failure of the camera - the iris seizes and doesn't open. Setting the camera to AV mode, 15 sec exposure, firing the shutter and then opening the battery cover sometimes solves it, albeit temporarily. The S1is had a recall based on the CCD failure, but so far Canon have refused to do anything with the S2is. I contacted them last week in the UK, and the response was "tough"! I'm very p***ed off with them - it cost me £400. Hoping that eventually it will be recalled and I'll get it fixed.

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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
http://www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/1164376280.html

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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