Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera ?

When I try to take a picture all I get is a

\015 When I try to take a picture all I get is a little white square. I can view pictures already on the camera, just can't take new ones\015

Answers :

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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A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 30/30a/200a/300a/D320/400/ 450/500
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