Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera ?

I dropped my camera and now a lot of the pictures are blurry

\015 If I use sports mode I get a less blurry pic; but it's not the best.\015\012Could I have damaged the image stabilizer?\015

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