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Camedia 5-60 pictures are black

I think the lens is stuck shut inside. All pictures come out black. Anything I can do?

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Are you sure nothing is blocking the lens on the front? there is a slide that slides open and you can see the lens right? Is the camera in manual mode or auto? if its on manual flip it to auto to test. Point the lens at the light, does the display change? If you bang on the camera does it work? there are some connection problems with some sensors and they can flake out after a while and stop working. Sometimes banging the camera or twisting the case it will flicker or start working again. If it does the sensor is the problem. The screen could be cracked also. Do you have the tv cables with it? try to hook it to the tv and see if you get a picture.

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