Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera ?

The LCD went black, all the icons are showed, but no pictures. Any taken pictures are also black! Already reset the camera in factory settings, didn't help... anyone???

\015 The LCD went black, have tried lot's of sollutions found on the net, they didn't help me!\302\240\015\012Icons and so on are displayed properly, but no picture... We have set the camera back to factory settings, this also didn't help.\302\240\015\012\015\012Can anyone help us???\015\012\015\012Tnkx\015

Answers :

Unfortunately, I have the exact same problem and just got off the phone with Canon (1-800-828-4040 for tech support). According to their reps the S3IS is not on the list for replacement and I was quoted a min. fix price of $150.00.
To ivowitteman
Bad news & Good News

The BAD news is that it sounds as if your CCD has gone wrong which is the part of the camera that captures the image. The CCD is made by Sony & there is alot of dodgey ones out there that Sony have said sorry about. (type "bad CCD" on a search engine & you should be able to get more info)
\015\012You say that the icons appear so the rear LCD must be working. If the playback of pictures from a card also works then it is almost certainly the CCD at fault.

The GOOD News is that your model is one of the ones that is listed as eligible for a free replacement of the CCD. You will need to contact Canon & they will advice of what to do. I have sent several cameras of different makes back to the agents for repair & all have been repaired for free. The fault you have first occurred a few years back now so there will probably be a point where the agents will say enough is enough & stop the free repairs.
Hopefully you will be eligible for the free replacement.
Hope this helps

FlashyBits
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