Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S500 IXUS 500 Digital Camera ?

I no longer get any image on the screen and unable to take a picture. all the menus and displays work ok, could it be the ccd and will i qualify for a free repair.

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Yes this sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check this link for more info.
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A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 30/30a/200a/300a/D320/400/ 450/500
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