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Canon S2 IS turns on but Displays No Photos

My Canon S2 IS suddenly developed a big problem that makes it unusable. When I turn it on, no photo is shown in either display. The menu displays properly, but both LCDs are otherwise black. Can this be repaired? Is it worth fixing? Thanks.

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  • anupam79 Apr 01, 2008

    I am also getting the same problem. I bought 4 new batteries as I thought may be the problem arising because of the battery...but that was not the case. It turns on but doesn't display any picture either on the LCD screen or on the view finder. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. When works then also the image appears on the LCD or view finder are blackish, I mean not very clear, but when I shoot the photo, in still it comes properly. When it doesn't work, if I shoot a photo, then also I can't see anything on the still mode.
    All other functionalities are working perfectly.
    I am really frustrated as I have visited Andaman-Nicober island very recently and couldn't take a single photo.
    Please help me out.

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2008

    I have the same problem with my S21S. A long time ago, I tried to find-out what size SD cards would work on this camera. Since there was NOTHING listed in the specifications, I tried a 4GB card. The camera simply would not recognise it, but worked fine when I returned the 1GB card to it. A few days ago, I popped-in a 2GB card to see if that would work. The camera seemed to accept it, and created a directory on it, but this is when my screen went blank. the only thing that is constantly present is a small hand symbol. The stored images can be displayed, and the menus work... I think its locked-up. Is there an "all reset" button, or sequence somewhere? TIA!

  • jonro Apr 29, 2008

    The problem is probably due to a problem with the  imaging sensor. I called Canon, and the S2 IS isn't covered under the black screen of death's extended warranty.



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Thanks to ALL . taking batteries in and out and powering on fixed the No Picture on the SCreen. Thanks again. So much for the Company Canon.

Posted on May 10, 2008


Don't use cheap batteries - use the alkaline ones, as the CCD needs a fair bit of power. I had the same problem, and fixed it by using decent batteries.

Posted on Apr 29, 2008


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