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I have a Canon Powershot S3 IS that I absolutely love. My lcd screen and viewfinder have gone blank(black). My batteries are new. Any suggestions?

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This is the type of problem that requires troubleshooting by a service technician. Check the Canon site for an authorized service site. Give them a call and describe the problem. Chances are high that you will have to take/send the camera in for service. The service center can also give you an idea of the repair cost.
Sorry that there is not an easy answer to your question.

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