Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera ?

The camera comes on but the viwfider is black. I cannot see in subject when the camera is in take a picture mode


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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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The camera comes on but the viwfider is black. I cannot see in subject when the camera is in take a picture mode


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. ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

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See this link:http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=223&modelid=9824&keycode=2112&id=48264Your camera is one of those listed, and your symptoms indicate this is the problem. Canon should rep ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

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