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Black Screen When i went to use my powershot s1. The display and viewfinder came up black. Memory card was ok. Menu and settings were also coming up fine. Is there a way to reboot software or is there another problem. Thanks Tommy

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  • Anonymous Jun 03, 2008

    when i turn on my camera and look through the lens there is no image, all black try to use the viewfinder screen is black still can view photos already taken but cannot take any because i cant view anthing what do i need to do do change a setting or what

  • fredy911 Jun 05, 2008

    Did anyone respond to this black screen problem, I'm having it too...

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