Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?
How can I reset my Canon PowerShot S2 IS.
When I look through my viewfinder / lens, I see only a black image.
When I later try to view my photos, all I see is black.
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How can I reset my Canon PowerShot S2 IS. When I look through my viewfinder / lens, I see only a black image. When I later try to view my photos, all I see is black. Kind regarts Ben
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