Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

Canon S2IS Either screen is dark when I power up the camera. I can see previous images but I cannot record anything. Sometimes I can reboot the camera and it will work for a shot or two, but currently even that does not work. I have changed batteries with no good results. They power up everything but do not affect the recording of pics. Jeff



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Hey Everyone,\015\012\015\012First of All, please Don't Panic. The CCD ( sensor ) defect / Black screen of death problem is on the rise. Its becoming a common issue with the S2 IS owners. Send in the Camera with this completed form ( http://consumer.usa.canon.com/app/pdf/dealer/FSC.pdf )\015\012\015\012Mailing Address\015\012CANON FACTORY SERVICE CENTER\015\0121440 CHASE AVENUE\015\012Elk Grove Village, IL 60007\015\012(630) 250-6500\015\012\015\012Briefly explain the situation and request for a courtesy repair. Good news is that Canon is repairing the Problem at ZERO Charge.\015\012I'm certain that in the next few months Canon would issue an Advisory for a product recall as in the case of S1 IS.\015\012\015\012S2 IS is a beautiful camera and Canon's customer service is fabulous. Hence please don't spread negative stories about Canon.\015\012\015\012Regards,\015\012\015\012Varun\015\012A Proud S2 IS owner
I sent my S2 IS to canon they sent an estimate of $127. Sam arguement no reported advisory on this camera so can't reapir for free. after talkin to 3 different persons., cut the repair charges by 50%. But assured that if their is an advisory on this camera in future they will refund the cost I paid.
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