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Black screen in camera mode

I have a Powershot S1 IS, when I turn on the camera on the only thing that i see i a black screen and every once and awhile white lines flash across the screen. If I take a picture all it takes is a black picture with white lines going though it. As far as i know it hasn't been dropped or has got wet. I can see the pictures that i have on the card with no problem.

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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free worldwide, and may also include free shipping both ways (free shipping varies with countries). This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check this link for more info.

Applicable cameras include: A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S230, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/V3/300/400/430/500/II/IIs, IXY Digital 200a/300a/320/400/450/500/30/30a

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