Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?
BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH ? FIXED AT LAST
\015 Normal\015\012 0\015\012 \015\012 \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012After doing several hours of research on the internet, I\015\012have been able to eliminate the problem on my Powershot S2 IS. I started with the \342\200\234fix\342\200\235 as suggested by\015\012guidofoc in a post on the \342\200\234flickr\342\200\235 site. \015\012Thanks guidofoc! His procedure\015\012did fix the problem for me but it only lasted a day. The next day, back to the same old black screen. For the next few days/weeks, when I wanted\015\012to use my camera, I did the same procedure and it would come back to life but\015\012would be black again the next time I powered up the camera or a day later.\015\012\015\012Back to internet research! \015\012On the \342\200\234Fixya\342\200\235 site, I found a picture of the camera shutter and\015\012diaphragm blades. This picture was\015\012posted by \342\200\234andyhutton\342\200\235 who was also having the same \342\200\234black screen\342\200\235\015\012problem. He had disassembled his camera\015\012and found what appeared to be an oil exuding on the shutter diaphragm\015\012blades. He disassembled the camera,\015\012cleaned it thoroughly, and reassembled it. \015\012This fixed his camera. Other information I found indicated that what\015\012appeared to be oil was a little \342\200\234stiffer\342\200\235 than oil, almost hard. It was thought that this was happening\015\012after leaving in a hot car other high temperature environment.\015\012\015\012All this made sense to me but I didn\342\200\231t relish the thought of\015\012tearing the camera apart and reassembling it. \015\012This procedure reportedly took about 6-8 hours. And this was by a person\015\012who considered himself, to have a reasonable amount of mechanical ability. I definitely DON\342\200\231T RECOMMEND this approach\015\012unless you have tried all else and are ready to junk your camera. Using this information I theorized that if I\015\012used the temporary fix procedure and then repeatedly activated the shutter,\015\012perhaps the \342\200\234wiping action\342\200\235 may wear down the frictional areas and free up the\015\012shutter blades to move more freely. I\015\012tried it. Voila! It has worked now for the last 6-8 weeks\015\012without a failure. Here is my final\015\012procedure:\015\012\015\012 \015\012\015\012Set the camera in Tv mode, (delayed shutter mode) set the\015\012shutter at 15 sec, click to take a picture and during that 15 secs (like, after\015\0127 seconds) open the battery, compartment which cuts contact with the battery\015\012circuit. Close the battery cover. At this point the camera works fine for me\015\012but only temporarily as noted above. \015\012Sometimes however, this procedure had to be performed more than\015\012once. Here is the key to the permanent\015\012fix. While the camera is working via\015\012the temporary fix, take many, many pictures. \015\012Hundreds! I probably snapped\015\012400-600 pics. The idea is to wear down\015\012the little patches of hardened oil on the shutter blades. For the next three of days I took hundreds\015\012of pics each day. Basically, I just\015\012aimed the camera at the wall or whatever and snapped off several hundred pics.\015\012\015\012 \015\012\015\012Now that I seem to have my camera working permanently, my\015\012plan is to NOT leave my camera in a high temperature environment, and to\015\012try to use it regularly. Maybe, not\015\012unlike many other things, if it gets no regular use, it may start to\015\012deteriorate.\015\012\015\012 \015\012\015\012No guarantees but I do hope this helps someone.\015
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