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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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Re: LCD screen displays menu items but will not display...

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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