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Help No image in the viewfinder or on the lcd screen when in shooting mode. Have amber light rather than green. In playback mode images appear on lcd screen. Was working fine the last time I used it and have changed the batteries to newly charged. Have also reset to default settings.

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  • Shogunner Mar 30, 2008

    Thanks t00nz! I called the tech support # for Canon and that is exactly what they said, free fix and free ship both ways.

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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 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

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 200a/300a/400/450/500

Posted on Mar 29, 2008

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    CameraR Mar 30, 2008

    Now don't get too excited, but if you read the comments in the first link, you'll notice that lately S1 IS owners have been receiving S5 IS back in return. This is due to the absence of needed parts to repair the S1 IS. At the same time, don't be disappointed either if the parts shipment finally came in and you only receive your fixed S1 IS. After all they did repair it for free :-)

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