Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera ?

The viewer is black as though the lens cap is on. The menus are visible as are pictures on the memory card

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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check this link for more info.
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The viewer is black as though the lens cap is on. The menus are visible as are pictures on the memory card

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Camera is acting as though there is a lens cap over the lens. Cannot see pictures in LCD. All pictures come out blank (black). Can view pictures on the LCD taken on memory card previous to the malfunction. Also, looking into the lens I can see that th shutter is moving when snapping a picture.

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... Sanyo Digital Cameras

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