Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?
My camera goes on and my menu button works, but the LCD is totally black and it looks like the lens cap is still on, but it's not
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). \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:\015\012
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My camera goes on and my menu button works, but the LCD is totally black and it looks like the lens cap is still on, but it's not
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When I turn on my camera it looks like i have the lens cap on.
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Hi\015\012the problem that causing this is:\015\012there is some pressure to the lens\015\012\015\012did it fell?\015\012probebly there is a fault in the lens \015\012\015\012sorry cant help\015\012\015\012good luck ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43 Digital Camera
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