Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera ?

View finder is black with white light coming in from sides on my canon sure shot S1 SI


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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free worldwide, and may also include free shipping both ways (free shipping varies with countries). This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check this link for more info.\012
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View finder is black with white light coming in from sides on my canon sure shot S1 SI


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Canon Powershot S1 IS - Both in LCD and View finder - only blank is coming


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