My wife's work has a Canon PowerShot A95. It's a couple of years old but still a nice camera.
She came home one day and mentioned that there was something wrong with it. It wasn't taking pictures.
The next time I was by there I picked it up and played with it. When you viewed the pictures, it seemed to not display anything.
I kept playing with it and realized that if I continued to scroll backwards, I eventually got to old pictures.
Then I took some pictures and they too were black. You could see all the menus though.
Seemed like the capture thingy was busted. (Don't you love it when I talk techie?)
Eventually I got to this page at Canon.
The bad news is there is something fundamentally wrong with the CCD Image Sensors on a number of Canon cameras in this era.
The good news is that Canon is doing the right thing. A quick call to Canon and they e-mailed us a pre-paid UPS label to return the A95 to them. Within 10 days it was back repaired for no charge.
Nobody likes it when a product they buy fails but the way Canon is handling this is exemplary.