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

Ixus II My camera works apart from on the LCD display does not pick up and when i take a picture the picture is just black. It looks as though i've tried to take a picture through a lens cap. Any ideas?


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This defintitely 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 (Canon makes this easy and painless, so go for it!):
\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html
\015\012http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819
\015\012Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110
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Ixus II My camera works apart from on the LCD display does not pick up and when i take a picture the picture is just black. It looks as though i've tried to take a picture through a lens cap. Any ideas?


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