Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S51S Digital Camera ?

The lcd monitor turns off when placed back against the camera and the viewfinder turns on


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  • connect it to pc and on it
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  • vaccum the barrel of lens
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  • changing mem. card and batt. for 2min.
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  • shake it.
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  • on and off in different positions
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