Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

CANON pOWESHOT S1 : BLACK SCREEN WITH PURPLE LINES ( BOTH SCREEN)

\015 I BOUGHT IT IN 2004 IN CANANA , WILL cANON WILL FIX IT ?\015\012Thank you \015\012\015\012Fran\302\270ois\015\012 Canon Digital Cameras Showing Black images or Distorted images \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012This problem may be corrected by Canon for free if you suffer the above symptoms. But before reading further, first verify that you didn't just accidentally turn off the LCD. To check, turn the camera on and press the "DISPLAY" or "DISP" button once. One other thing to check is that black pictures can sometimes be caused by a stuck shutter. Continue reading below, but if your camera is not on the list of affected cameras, please see this other article for self-fixing a stuck shutter.Potential symptoms may also include purple scratchy lines showing up on the LCD monitor and the camera's pictures. Other reported symptoms may be extremely distorted images (one reader likened them to the movie "Grudge"). Or blank or black pictures or black videos with good sound being recorded on the camera's flash card. You may suspect that the camera's shutter is not opening, but this is not the case. Note that the camera's menu functions should show up without any problem.A large batch of potentially faulty CCD image sensors (from another vendor who shall remain nameless) were installed on a large number of Canon cameras over the space of a few years. The sensors may go bad prematurely with time, especially if you live in humid areas. A big thumbs up to Canon in that they recognized this problem, and are willing to fix your camera for free if it is experiencing CCD problem symptoms, especially for the free shipping and handling both ways :-). Under the recall advisory this is regardless of the cameras warranty status! I recently got an old A300 fixed this way. They are not going to ask for receipts or any of that.\015

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Yes they will. If you are still living in Canada, or in USA, call 1-800-OK-CANON to arrange free repair.
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CANON pOWESHOT S1 : BLACK SCREEN WITH PURPLE LINES ( BOTH SCREEN)


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