Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera ?

When I turn my camera on, the lense zooms out but nothing comes up on the screen..


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Hello. This sounds like you have a failed ccd sensor which sometimes happens on digital cameras. There's an excellent site that only specializes in problems on the Canon Powershot cameras. If you go to: camerasandparts.com they have your problem posted right on their site. Their wonderful if you need help with a Powershot, that should get you taken care of for this problem. They actually have this S2IS problem right on their site. I hope that helps you with the problem.
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