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I have a canon S-3 which was unused for about 8 months. When I put charged batteries in, everything works except no image. Menu item appear in bith the viewfinder and the LCD - but no image - Help

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  • fjoest Aug 10, 2008

    Perhaps I was not clear in my problem description - the image does not appear in either the viewfinder nor the LCD. All of the menu info appears in either the viewfinder or LCD as commanded by pressing the DISP button.

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Hi,

Based on your description, am afraid you have a CCD problem. This is the actual camera eye. In most instances repairs of this nature require the services of a qualified professional. Additionally, price factor has to be considered since the price of a similar if not better/newer model might not be that far of.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=SupportIndexAct
Follow this link for support to find your local authorized service center. If you need any further assistance let me know.
Thanks,
Lee

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If the problem just happened try removing battery and card and putting them back.
If this happens when you are in shoot mode check that the shutter is opening, it is probably a lens problem.
If it happens when you are viewing pictures in memory card, check that memory card is not faulty using a different one.
If this always happens camera control board is faulty.
If the shutter is stuck you can try opening it gently with your fingernails to see if it unlocks.
I all both last cases the camera must be taken to a repair shop, in this case you can check the number at the end of your owner manual to get assistance.

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Press the "DISP" twice and it will show you the image on the LCD.

the DISP button is located on the lower right hand part of the LCD.

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

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    marlon john madrid Aug 10, 2008

    have you tried placing new batteries, like litium ion batteries to be exact, also do make sure that the lens cover is removed. if it still did not do, please go to the menu, then on the lowest part you have "Reset All", press that then let the camera reboot, or reinitialize.

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    marlon john madrid Aug 10, 2008

    as per PoolsMan This is a common problem that we ( in the camera repair game ) see a lot . The cause is faulty CCD sensor ( see enclosed pic from a Canon camera ) to see what I mean . Canon will repair this ( or replace the camera if they cannot repair it inside 4 weeks ) free of charge. Why does this happen ? Badly manufactured ( produced in 2002-2004 run ) sensor goes in the camera and starts outputting noise after 1 or 2 years instead of working properly for +- 10 years.



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