Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

Turn on and all we get is a black screen

\015 We would at first take a picture and get a black screen and couldn't take another picture. Now we are just getting a blank screen after it powers up? We've had it for about four years with minimal use. Any answers appreciated! Dave\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 this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.
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