Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera ?

No image is visible on the LCD or on the internal display when the camera is turned on

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\015\012Please note that your camera must be experiencing these symptoms due to a faulty CCD, and not due to other problems. Replacement with a new CCD will fix this problem for sure.\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012
\015\012Thank you
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, sometimes with lines, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open). \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.\012
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