Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?
My S2 IS displays a black screen and will not take a picture.
\015 I have reformatted the memory, and replaced the batteries. I see on many websites that others are experiencing the same problem. My camers is approximatly two years old. I recommended this camera to my parents and now after seeing how many users are experiencing the same issue, wish I had said Nikon.\015
This model has problems with oil on the shutter blades. The camera needs to be torn completely down and the oil removed from the blades, this usually fixes the problem for good.. This is a complex repair & I would recommend sending it to a repair shop.
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