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Canon PowerShot Dropped: Blank Screen

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\015 Hi All,\015\012\302\240\015\012I have a Canon PowerShot S1 IS. I happened to drop it on\302\240floor (in my defence, on a soft floor :-)).\015\012\302\240\015\012Now it does not work anymore. When i switch it on, it shows the blank screen. If\302\240I take a photo, it captures the image but all blank (black). So basically I can\342\200\231t take any photos anymore.\015\012\302\240\015\012Has anybody faced such problem; any remedies?\015\012\302\240\015\012Additional Information: All other functions like erase, etc.\302\240do work well and appear properly on the screen. I also can see the Canon logo when i turn on the camera.\302\240I guess that\302\240means that the LCD display is working properly.\015

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For Ravi, this definitely 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:\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
By the way, don't tell Canon that you dropped the camera. Sounds like the CCD imager was about to go bad anyway, and the drop just accelerated this.
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