Question about Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera
I am having the same problem mentioned by the others about a black screen and not being able to take any pictures. I have a 256 card in it. You can see the camera settings but no picture. I did not see anyone come up with a solution yet. Help! Please!
Bought June 2006, have not used much, but like(d) a lot. Turned on the other day, screen & viewfinder black, but can see white square & icons (just not anything I want to take a picture of). The LCD screen can't be burned out -- I never use it -- just use the viewfinder. Called Canon, a tech walked me through "resetting" the camera -- no change. I sent it in, & got an estimate of $150.00 to fix it.
Called Canon (it seems to be same problem described for the S1 IS -- see "CCD Image Sensor Advisory" on their support site) to suggest they fix it for free, & was told that the CCD in mine is different from the one in the service bulletin, so they won't. I'm going to tell them to send it back, & I'll toss it some day.
And like other frustrated Canon owners whose posts I've seen, I really liked the camera, but will never buy another Canon. I'll also make it a point not to spend a lot on a type of equipment that's apparently not intended to last.
This is a common problem in older Canon S2 IS cameras, especially ones that have not been regularly used. What happens is that the lens iris gets stuck at a small aperture. Most often you can get function back. Here's how:
Turn the camera on in shooting mode.
Turn the mode selector to shutter priority ("Tv").
Use the four-way button on the back to set the shutter speed to 15 seconds. That's right, 15 seconds.
Press the shutter release. Count to seven, then pop open the battery compartment.
Wait several seconds, then close the battery compartment.
You may need to repeat the above sequence several times to unstick the iris. If that does not accomplish it, you will likely have to send the camera in for repair.
Once you have it working again, you should use the camera regularly to keep it from sticking again.
Posted on Sep 25, 2008
If it's anything like the Canon Power Shot S15...the same thing happened to me!!!...Turned out to be that I had simply pressed the little "DISP" button on the back of the camera by accident....Pressing it once or twice more will bring your image back...Hope this helps.
Posted on Feb 04, 2011
It worked the 2nd time, great thank you! this is awsome
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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