Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera ?

No picture in record mode, only broad band of light

\015 Camera (Canon S1IS) has stopped working in record mode and is now displaying only broad bands of light (what it is seeing of the scene to be recorded). Playback of previously captured pictures is fine. When this problem started to occur, it was when the batteries were wearing down (not sure if this was a factor or not). New batteries have been installed but the problem has not been rectified. Am not sure of the inner workings of the camera so do not know if a recording/capturing component of the camera has burned out or whatever.\015

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Your assessment of the problem is quite accurate. The image sensor (CCD) is kaput. Here's a link to this well-documented defect. http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html
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