Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera ?

Camera shows no image through the viewfinder or on the lcd screen.pressing shutter button will actuate the camera, but only image is of a black box.using the display button to turn off the lcd does not help. the information icons show both in the viewfinder and on the lcd. camera has not been subjected to any abuse of any kind. has not been used for about 2 months


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A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open). \015\012To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help:\015\012
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