Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

Screen is black- will function but can not see images

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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, sometimes with lines, 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.
That can either be the connector on the display (had a bad one on mine) or the display itself is either bad. If the display is just turned off you should still get menu items to show up when you select them but the pictures etc won't show.

The display can be replaced but its not tha cheap. I would get a estimate first from Canon or a repair shop. Then compare that to the cost of a replacement. On some models that type of repair will be as much or more than just getting a new camera.

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