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

The camera switches on OK and displays pictures from the half full memory card. It won't show the live display and any shots taken are just black. How do I get the camera to sense light and colour again?

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Sounds like your shutter mechanism is stuck in the closed position. Some owners have reported success in releasing the shutter by tapping the camera on a hard surface, but this has the potential for causing serious damage to the camera. The only recommended solution is professional repair. Recommend that you take the camera to a local shop (NOT the camera department at a large store) or contact Canon via their web site to arrange repair. Be sure to get a firm price before you commit to any repair, though. The fix can approach the cost of a new camera, and repairs typically only carry a 30-day warranty.
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