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I can see the menu and icons on the LCD screen,

I can see the menu and icons on the LCD screen of our Canon Powershot S3 IS, but the screen is black which doesn't allow us to take any pictures...

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Hi,
It is known problem of ccd imager failure in S3IS Canon camera and ccd imager chip will be replaced to get live view to take fresh picture.
Local camera repair shop will repair camera by replacing ccd imager chip because camera will take apart and soldering work is also involve so its not likely novice fix.
Thanks.

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