Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera ?

Screen display blacked out though all funtional icons are visible

\015 The display screen has blacked out completely and photos clicked are also turning out to be a blank (black) screen. All functional icons are visible on the screen.\015\012Is it a technical fault in the camera (malfuntion) or has some setting gone wrong?\015

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CCD Failure !!! dont worry they will do it free of charge i am pretty sure see the link if ur camera model is not incl in the list and even if u are out of warranty they will do it free of charge just call them in ur region and they will do it free of charge it is a manufacturing fault in some CCD chips

http://support-asia.canon-asia.com/index.jsp?fuseaction=support&prod_type=image-phenomena_notice

see this to confirm ur problem and plsrate me FIXYA for help

http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html
I have a similar problem with my Canon S3 IS. Dark/black LCD inShooting mode. However, I can view my existing photos in Display mode.I was about to spend money to get a Panasonic TZ5. Somehow I bumpedinto a solution post for S2 IS. Here is the link:

http://www.fixya.com/support/t1090569-black_screen

I tried their solutions twice and it WORKS. My S3 is working fine now.
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