Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera ?

Canon S5 IS -LCD screen turns off just before clicking into place

\015 My LCD screen works when you swing it out & even rotate the screen but it goes black just as you are clicking it into place on the back of the camera to use.\015\012\015\012The Viewfinder works fine. As far as i can tell, the camera has not been dropped or taken any serious "jolts".\015

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That is typical and expected when the wires inside cable inside the hinge start to wear out. It's called planned obsolescence.
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\012Unfortunately even though it's a very common failure, very repairable, and the rest of the camera is probably going to work for another 20 years, Canon will not sell you that part or install a new one. It has very fine wires inside it, and two proprietary connectors on each end.
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\012They will offer to take your old camera in trade for a discount that is close to worthless, because the prices they quite on replacement cameras is about what you can buy them for new on the internet.
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\012The good news is that you can still do everything though the eyepiece, except use the articulating screen.
The LCD hinge defected.
\015\012Here is a guide to show you how to fix it.
\015\012How to fix an intermittent display LCD on Canon PowerShot S5IS
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