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Black Screen when I try to take photos

I hooked my Canon powershot S30 up to my computer with my USB cable to try and download my photos. My laptop has Vista so I didn't have the driver needed for the camera. I went to the Canon website and found the drivers and they said they didn't have one for Vista so I thought I would try to download the one for XP just to try it to see if it would work. Sometimes I can click on a button on Vista and tell it to run like it would with XP. Anyway, I forgot to unplug my camera during this process. By the way it didn't work. When I did take my camera off the cable the screen was completely black and all of the photos that had been on my card were erased. I could turn the camera on and get the screen saver, and I could take a picture and it still flashes and makes the shutter sound like it is taking a picture but you just get a completely black picture. It's like the shutter isn't opening. I put a new card in with photos on it and I can look at them in the review mode, and I didn't hit the Display Button! Can anyone offer any help??? I am going to FL on Thurs to see my family and I need my camera.
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Called Canon and they said I needed to send it in for a repair. There wasn't anything I could do to fix the issue.

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