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LCD screen displays menu items but will not display picture capture & won't take pictures

My HP M307 will display menu items in the LCD screen but the camera will not capture pictures and the screen is dark during screen capture. I downloaded the latest firmware 1.11 which did not help. The camera has captured very few pictures, less than 100 during its less than two year life and has never been abused or dropped. Help!

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  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2007

    Yea, I'm having the exact same problem. My screen is also very "shaky". I think I'm going to try what is suggested and look for loose connections.

  • slhelia Dec 28, 2007

    Screen displays menu and other pictures but the camera will not take a picture.

  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    none, trying to research on line. It appears that I have purchased a piece of junk, only used 4 times, 4 days, not weeks or months.

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2009

    There was no display in LCD it wont take pictuees

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    camera show the black screen in photo menu



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A very common problem with many Digital cameras. It sounds as if you are suffering from either a CCD problem or a video board problem. Impossible to tell without it being on the bench to check. You could dismantle it and check there's nothing adrift such as flat ribbon cables in their sockets or loose plugs and sockets between the printed circuit boards. Watch out for the flash unit it can give you a nasty shock if it's charged. Most cameras seem to built to last as long as the warranty and then die. This keeps you coming back for more. At least you were lucky to get 2 years out of yours before it passed on.

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