Having problems with your Canon Digital Cameras ?

I have a canon S-3 which was unused for about 8 months. When I put charged batteries in, everything works except no image. Menu item appear in bith the viewfinder and the LCD - but no image - Help


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Based on your description, am afraid you have a CCD problem. This is the actual camera eye. In most instances repairs of this nature require the services of a qualified professional. Additionally, price factor has to be considered since the price of a similar if not better/newer model might not be that far of.

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