Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera ?
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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