Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera ?

Camera turns on, lens goes out, but it is black, see nothing through it or on lcd screen (yes, cover is off). There is no error messages, still takes pictures but just black. Can view previous pictures on SD card but when move over to camera mode it is just black, everything else seems to be working.


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It coud be a very common IRIS/Shutter stuck problem...this has been reported on lot of S3 IS & S2 IS cameras... just search for this on web and you'll find a temporary solution also (related to taking battery out in the middle of taking picture during a long exposure (15" in Tv mode), but for more permanent fix you need take it back to Canon service center
On camera mode the screen can be OFF and you should see the pictures in the viewfinder. Use the "DISP" button to turn ON the screen on
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