Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

The problem I am having with my Canon PowerShot S2 IS is the iris is staying closed. No matter what I do it just stays closed. What could have caused this? How would I fix this problem?

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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). \015\012
\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
\015\012As you own an S2, if you live in the US, recommend contacting Canon first as mentioned in the link. Although it's highly likely that you can quickly fix your camera with the techniques shown in the article, why not get professional free repair from Canon if it's offered? The Canon repair may help prevent this from happening again.\015\012
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