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LCD wont display when opened

My LCD screen will not display when i turn on camra, but it does work when i flip it around to 180 degrees. weird!?!? is it fixable?

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Click the Start menu at the lower-left hand part of the screen, and open the Control Panel.


Select "Display," then click "Change display settings" from the left column.

When using multiple monitors, select the monitor that you would like to rotate.


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You can also try CTRL-SHIFT and then “r” … this works for some Dell configurations

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Newer video cards have the capability to flip the display 90 and 180 degrees for use with LCD screens that can be rotated.

If the problem still persist, Start you PC with F8 key press, select "Last known good configuration that works"

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