Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SX1 IS Digital Camera ?

View finder and screen are both black after it is turned on and will not take a picture


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If the camera is less than 12 months old, call 1-800-OK-CANON for free warranty repair.
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\015\012But if it's older than 12 months...
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\015\012A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open).
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\015\012To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see the following for further info and a simple fix that may help:
\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2009/05/simple-fix-for-stuck-shutter.html
Ccd failure \015\012\015\012call canon for free repairs it is manufac fault in ccd units \015\012\015\012rate me well pls
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