Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?
Black pictures when using flash
\015 HI \015\012\015\012I HAVE A CANON S2 PURCHASED TWO YEARS AGO AND WAS WORKING FINE. A FEW DAYS AGO IT SUDDENLY STARTED HAVING PROBLEMS. WHEN I TAKE PICTURES WITH THE FLASH THEY ALL COME BLACK. PICTURES TAKEN WITHOUT THE FLASH ARE OK. ALL OTHER FUNCTIONS WORK PROPERLY ONLY THE ONES TAKEN WITH THE FLASH ARE DARK. LCD WORKD FINE I AM BAFFLED CAN YOU HELP?\015
The black images with flash mean that the Iris mechanism in the lens is not working properly, and that needs a professional camera repair service.
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