Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD100 / IXUS II Digital Camera ?

Black screen I seem to have done something which is preventing my camera from taking photos and here it is, Christmas Day! when I turn it on I get a black screen, I have been able to display a slideshow of the photos I have taken recently but cannot get a screen at all to show what I am aiming at and/or the past photos...help


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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 the following two links 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 200a/300a/400/450/500
Thanks so much! i have the same problem and was just about ready to throw the camera out when i saw your post. i was also very impressed with canon's customer service, so much so i decided to buy the latest sd870is... but nice to know i will have a back-up after the repair! :)
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