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

Same Problem: See no image in the back viewer; pictures are black

\015 Am I to assume the camera is toast?\015

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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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