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No image in view finder

Takes picture while activated with shutter button goes thru the process and returns to a blank white screen

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There is definately a problem with the camera. You will want to call Canon technical support and seek repairs.

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Posted on Jan 16, 2009

  • app_3rp79206 Aug 16, 2012

    I have the same problem. For some reason I have held on to this camera (hoping for a recall I guess). The problem started just a few months outside of the warranty period. I call Cannon "Customer Service" they said the camera was not worth the cost of the repair & then offered to sell me a refurbished camera. I will never buy another Cannon product!

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What is happening when you get these white pictures is that somehow your settings are holding the mirror open far longer than it should be open. When you turn off the camera, it drops the mirror automatically. If you are in S or M, it's because you've set your shutter speed improperly. If it's doing this in Auto mode, then there may be a problem with the exposure meter or the lens.

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Had the same problem with my S3 is and couldnt find any help other than to junk it and buy another camera. WAY too expensive to repair (out of warranty)
I found a post and this worked for me...just fixed it about an hour ago. Mine would show a blank screen on the LCD nothing thru the view finder other than the menu screen. Found out the shutter was stuck and that seems to be a common issue with these cameras. This is how I fixed mine.
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2. close the flash and set turn off all of the functions you can to conserve the batteries.

3. take a picture and within 5 seconds open the battery door. Then close it back and repeat. Your trying to interrupt the shutter reset process thereby "unsticking" the stuck shutter.

4. If this fails then try LIGHTLY tapping the camera against a piece of wood, again to unstick the shutter.

Sounds like a bad idea but considering I had tossed my camera in a drawer and already replaced it, I didnt really have much to lose. I was pleasantly suprised to see that after about 15 resets (steps 1-3) and a couple of light taps, the camera is working good as new again.

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