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When I turn my Canon PowerShot S3IS camera on all I get is a black screen with symbols. It acts like the shutter is not opeining


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When I turn my Canon PowerShot S3IS camera on all I get is a black screen with symbols. It acts like the shutter is not opeining


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Shutter not opening on canon powershot s40. screen is blank & images are black


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