Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

When I turn on my Canon PowerShot S2 IS camera and set it to shoot mode, the screen is black. A while back, I was able to get the screen to show by toggling with the camera and constantly turning it on and off. Now, however, it is completely black and will refuse to work. How do I fix this problem? Thank you.


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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 this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.
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\015\012For your model camera, pay close attention to the "UPDATE" at the beginning of the above linked article. Who knows, maybe Canon is actually fixing this problem?
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