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LCD not working on Canon S3IS

\015 I have a Canon S3IS and the LCD will not display subject I am trying to take photo of. If it does work, it will only come on briefly and then go to black again. Please advise.\015

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I also have a black LCD and viewfinder on my Canon S3 IS. The icons are displayed - but everything is black - so it is not the DISP button. I even took a picture - which I can still do - downloaded it, and it is black. I'm thinking this is a CCD problem I've been researching on older models. The repair man at my local camera repair shop said the sensor has died and Canon will have to fix it.
When you press the DISP button the screen will light up. But there is a power save function that will turn the screen off after 1 minute. This value can be changed if you press MENU, select the tools tab and then look under Power Saving. Check what this is currently set to, it may have been changed to be less than a minute. You can make the time period longer.
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