Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

When i turn on the camera the lcd screen is black and when i turn off the lcd the viewfinder is also black, no objects are seen, menu items can be seen but no objects


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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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When i turn on the camera the lcd screen is black and when i turn off the lcd the viewfinder is also black, no objects are seen, menu items can be seen but no objects


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