Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

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\015 I have this same problem that other users are reporting. My boyfriend knows a bit about cameras and he believes the aperture is simply not opening because the computer inside the camera works. In fact, I have started using another camera... but I have to put the disk from that camera into my Canon to transfer the images to my computer... weird, i know, but this tells me that the camera's computer on the Canon is working properly. This, however, does seem to be a manufacturing issue because it's happened to so many of us. \015

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A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open).
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\015\012To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see the following for further info and a simple fix that may help:
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\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2009/05/simple-fix-for-stuck-shutter.html
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