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Canon S1 IS

I tried to use my camera this weekend, but on the LCD screen it is black with a small white outline of a square in the middle. I see the same thing in the view finder. Can't figure out what is wrong? Can someone help??

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Could be a bad sensor, but...

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... if you take a photo (just point the camera at something), can you see the result on the LCD ? If not, can you see it on a computer monitor via a card reader) ? Although it maybe a bad sensor, the problem is probably quite different from that of the sensor problem mentioned by Canon...If so, you may not be able to make a claim for free repairs...

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Thank you so much for the info. You are a camera saver. I called Canon and they will take care of the problem. It should be the sensor defect.
Thank you again.

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