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CANON POWERSHOT S2 IS 5 MEGA PIXELS

SCREEN IS BLANK WHEN TURNED ON, IT WONT EVEN GO ONTO PLAYBACK FOR PICTURES.
THE BLANK SCREEN HAS A WHITE SQUARE IN THE MIDDLE AND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN THERE IS THE HAND (JUST LIKE THE ANTI SHAKE HAND)
DO I NEED TO SEND THE CAMERA FOR REPAIR OR CAN I PRESS A BUTTON AND PUT IT RIGHT. PLEASE HELP
I BOUGH THE CAMERA 2 1/2 YEARS AGO

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  • kayaks Jul 20, 2008

    hi

    SAme problem as janet - I turn on the camera and blank screen - cant see through viewfinder - middle right side of screen has a hand icon with two little cloud looking things. I tried your idea of 15 sec TV and opening batteries no luck - is it a stuck closed shutter and need to go in for repair - i cant find what the hand icon means in manual or anywhere?

    thanks - Paul



  • vamshi_ark Jul 21, 2008

    SCREEN IS BLANK WHEN TURNED ON, IT WONT EVEN GO ONTO PLAYBACK FOR PICTURES.

    THE BLANK SCREEN HAS A WHITE SQUARE IN THE MIDDLE AND AT THE BOTTOM OF
    THE SCREEN THERE IS THE HAND (JUST LIKE THE ANTI SHAKE HAND)

    DO I NEED TO SEND THE CAMERA FOR REPAIR OR CAN I PRESS A BUTTON AND PUT IT RIGHT. PLEASE HELP

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I bought mine 2 1/2 yrs ago too. Found this solution on this site and tried it. It worked perfectly.
Turn to TV mode, set the exposure to 15 seconds by pushing the little "arrow dial" until you have 15"
Push the button to take the picture.
Wait 7 seconds from when you push the button, then turn over and open the battery door while it is "taking the picture."
Close the battery door and turn back on. 
I did this three times and the last time, it worked and the iris became unstuck.
Then I took a million pictures to get the iris moving.
Good luck!

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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