Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera ?
I have a canon s3 15 turn the camera on the view finder blank
\015 I have a canon s3 15.When i turn the camera on the view finder is blank except for an icon which ive never seen before has anyone got any idea what it could be\015
I would imagine a part has broken in your camera. The best advice I can say is to get it professionally serviced and don't take it apart on your own. Many times with these products when you take them apart, more damage can be done and you'll often need parts anyway. If you go to this site: www.camerasandparts.com they just service the powershots exclusively and they are amazing for servicing these cameras. They don't charge much at all with there total service packages and your specific problem is on their site. It doesn't say what the cause is but to fix it and service the camera with shipping is $89. I can tell you from experience they are wonderful for service on these Canon cameras. Hopefully you can get it working nicely again since that is a really nice camera.
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I have a canon s3 15 turn the camera on the view finder blank
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