Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S230 / IXUS 179 Digital Camera ?

LCD monitor The LCD monitor is blank when turn camera on. I can view historical pictures but when switch mode to take picture, the LCD monitor is blank and if take picture, the picture is blank.



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This sounds like 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 the following two links for more info:
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\015\012http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819
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\015\012Applicable cameras include:
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 200a/300a/400/450/500
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