Question about Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera
When i turn on my canon power shot S2 IS 5 mega pix camera it just shows a black screen on the lcd. i tried changing it into different modes(like auto, scenic, etc) but its still the same..does it mean the camera is dead? i tried with new set of batteries but of no use...what shud i do?
I have the same problem with my Canon S21S, and I was blown-off by Canon "Support" a long time ago. They won't fix them even though it is the same problem as with the S11S because they're too cheap to spend the money.
So my solution is simple: DON'T BUY ANYTHING MADE BY CANON! EVER!
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
This is common on all S2, S3, and S5is cameras. Oil contamination wicks into the sutter blades causing them to stick. There is a great video on how to permanently repair this issue at www.youtube.com/alsautoandappliance that details every step precisely. Good luck!
Posted on Feb 14, 2018
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I have the same problem and have just (Dec 08) been quoted
£150 to change the optical unit by the canon repair centre in Colchester. When I argued that
this was a common issue
they verbally shrugged and said it will still cost £150. Given the cost of the camera this is shocking!
I have been using a fix which sees you going to Tv mode and extending the shutter time to 15 secs, snapping a pic and waiting 7 secs before opening the battery case. You then wait a couple of secs and shut the battery compartment and voila (sometimes). This is fine but it is not 100% and lets face it, it is not what you / we should expect from Canon.
I have noted that in the states they seem to be OK to repair this camera for free but then I suppose that they are more likely to sue Canon than us Brits!
If anyone wants to get together to write / hassle Canon on this then count me in!
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
I too have the same problem. It appears to be due to stuck shutter and/or iris. The IS does not seems to work either. I cycled the power and tried the manual aperture a few times and it is working a bit better now. It could be dust/moisture/etc so it probably needs a clean. With the canon repair costs, it is not really worth it.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
Same problem here too... Is there any software problem in the camera?
Posted on Jul 05, 2008
I would like to thank whoever figured out how to fix this black screen.. I guess I am fortunate that it just went bad last week and I bought it new when the camera just was released I think several years ago... anyway it took several tries but all I care is that I got my camera working again... I was dreading calling Canon having seen most were getting no where
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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