Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera ?

My camera turns on but doesn't take pictures. The LCD doesn't show what I am looking at (just black)


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Lens unit of the camera /shutter mechanism failure ,sothe lcd not able to display what u see
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