Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

My Canon S3 IS compact has a viewfinder problem. Upon switching on it always shows the "settings" icons around the viewfinder but the image is not there. I have to turn the camera on and off about 6 to 10 times. The viewfinder image starts to appear dim and blurred. Finally it starts to work OK. It is 2years old and taken about 1000 images.


Answers :

It sounds like the camera either has a connection for the image that isn't the greatest or the control board needs some work. You could try removing the outer panel and taking a blow dryer to the internal parts but don't let it get too warm and see if that helps clean it out and get the thing so it warms up better. Let me know how this goes and whether you have any questions about it or any further questions in general.
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\015\012you could also try contacting canon about this to see if they have run into this before, their number is 1-800-828-4040
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\015\012Please give me an update on this situation of what you do or want to do, good luck
Hi, it sounds like the board has got damp or has been damaged due to shock or banging the camera this is a common problem usually its because the camera has got damp or been in damp place.
The problem is to repair this problem you would need to strip the camera and give all the board a clean, the problem with this is they are extremely hard to take apart and the chances of further damage is really high.
The only real option would be to replace the camera as no camera repair shop will even look at it as they are just not financially worth it.
Im sorry i couldnt give you good news but their is no real way of reparing the camera with out it costing more than the price of a new camera.
It could even be that their is a electrical component on the board that is on its way out but its just to expensive to repair and the camera shops will tell you the same.
Sorry its bad news
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