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My canon power shot...

My canon power shot S3IS suddenly shows an almost white out on the picture screen. I have been exploring the settings but I,m not sure whether it's a light metre malfunction or a camera setting.

Technician's Assistant: What's the exact make and model of the camera? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

Canon pc 1192 Power shot S3IS. Fairly old ytodays standards , perhaps 10 yrs old

Technician's Assistant: What happened right before this popped up? What troubleshooting have you tried?

I just used the menu to look at settings and the iso setting. I don't use a lot of the options. Where would be the nearest place to Whangarei I could have it looked at?

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the Camera Expert to know before I connect you?

Only other thing that couldbe releventis that I was using the camera yesterday, took some good pics and then the picture screen cameup with a white out image which is still there. Thought I must ha e inadvertently pressed a button on the cameraitself

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Hi there and welcome

Can you remove the battery please then hold the shutter button down for 60 seconds then release.

Wait 5 minutes, put the battery back in and turn it on.

Tell me please if it now operates correctly please.

Thank you

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