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Blackness on camera screen

I have posted a problem before regarding my Canon powershot s21s camera. It has the screen blackness that so many cameras are having. I can't get any sense our of canon in Queensland Australia and one said it would cost $350 to fix it. Wanting to see if anyone else has this problem fixed for free and if anyone has anymore advice for me. Thanks

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    I have the same problem with my S21S. A long time ago, I tried to find-out what size SD cards would work on this camera. Since there was NOTHING listed in the specifications, I tried a 4GB card. The camera simply would not recognise it, but worked fine when I returned the 1GB card to it. A few days ago, I popped-in a 2GB card to see if that would work. The camera seemed to accept it, and created a directory on it, but this is when my screen went blank. the only thing that is constantly present is a small hand symbol. The stored images can be displayed, and the menus work... I think its locked-up. Is there an "all reset" button, or sequence somewhere? TIA!

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If it is a recent purchase go back to the retailer. Try the Canon Web site Technical Support team once more, a low cost replacement may be ontainable Broadly speaking digital camera are not repairable The economics don't stack up and there is usually no new spares supply although a repairer may have accumulated stock of bits'n'pieces'n'pieces thatt may suit from other dud camera's and his charges will be high as mentiond

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