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Blank black screen for my canon powershot S1 IS digital camera

My canon powershot S1 IS digital camera was working fine till one month back. When i used it a couple of days ago, it showed me completely blank black screen. The flash is working, the settings are displayed but i donot see anything when i try to take a picture Can you Pls help Out

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  • versd1 Mar 02, 2009

    I have a blank black screen!

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    happened to me too
    blank black screen

  • sk17354 Mar 22, 2009

    My canon powershot S1 IS digital camera was working fine till one month back. When I used it a couple of days ago, it showed me completely blank black screen. The flash is working, the settings are displayed but I There is no recordings I try to take pictures



    Need help real bad

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    i have the same blank, black screen!

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    I haven't used my camera in a few months and am having the same problem of the blank screen.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    can playback images, the menu displays on lcd monitor but is totally blank in camera mode.

  • biggx205 Apr 14, 2009

    I have the same problem. [email protected]

  • artmarrero May 20, 2009

    Yes, I've the same problem with my camera. artmarrero

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This is a common problem with S1 IS and it is caused by faulty CCD sensor. Note that you can playback captured images without any problem but in capture mode all you get is blank screen. Will have to go to Canon but note that Canon repairs these models free of charge when it is the CCD sensor that stops working.

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Sounds like a defective CCD imager. You may be in luck. Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. Please check the following two links for more info:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819
Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110

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