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Canon PowerShot S3 IS camera mode= screen is blank to take picture , but i am able to look at image in playback mode that i took previously


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Canon cameras has common issue failure of CCD Imager Sensor and replacing this part will fix your camera. Canon has posted CCD Image Sensor Advisory. Please check it might help you resolve problem.
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Canon PowerShot S3 IS camera mode= screen is blank to take picture , but i am able to look at image in playback mode that i took previously


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Image looks with white verital striped lines in playback mode


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