Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S400 / IXUS 400 Digital Camera ?

IXUS 400 Canon unable to take a picture, batteries replaced, memomry cleared, its as if the lens has a cover on it.

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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free worldwide, and may also include free shipping both ways (free shipping varies with countries). This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check this link for more info.\012
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IXUS 400 Canon unable to take a picture, batteries replaced, memomry cleared, its as if the lens has a cover on it.

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