Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?
My LCD screen and the other viewing glass show an entire purple picture and similar to using a fisheye lens. Is my s1is stuffed?
Sounds like a broken CCD sensor. Your optical assembly needs probably replacement. There is a company in new york that carries a parts for digital cameras, the part will be around $100 : Camera Repair NYC
Dear cathyfitz; I recently had a very similar problem with my Canon s1is digital camera. I got on the CANON web site (here in Australia) and printed out a repair slip that had a repair number on it and sent it and the camera (WELL PACKED) to their repair centre, they said to me (i also phoned them) that it sounded like a manufacture fault; and if it was, after they looked at it they (CANON) would repair it and send it back to me FREE of charge, which is what they ended up doing. (if not they would contact me with a repair quote if i wished to proceed with the repairs). I found CANON most helpfull. Hope that this helps? John............!
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My LCD screen and the other viewing glass show an entire purple picture and similar to using a fisheye lens. Is my s1is stuffed?
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