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Black screen there is only black screen. every things is working but now when i shoot there is no sound from the shutter, and the shutter is not moving. i think the problem is with shutter. how can i fix this problem myself at home.

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  • wanga Dec 04, 2007

    I got the same problem. Just started like a week ago. The screen is black and any picture I take is also black.

  • yalamba Dec 25, 2007

    I also have black screen from yesterday. Everything is going well, but screen remains black, and pictures are black. I tried to reset everything without success.

    yalamba@tiscali.it

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2008

    My problem matches the other two above - black screen, black picture. I have submitted a quiry to you experts already, but no answer yet. Please please help. I have'nt used the camera much - very dissapointed.

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    same problem here... PENTAX assistence taxes at least 80€+VAT to repair... :S

  • anaquiles Jul 16, 2008

    the display is black screen.

  • EKildonan Jul 20, 2008

    Camera turns on, but no LCD display. When you take a picture (using the view finder) there is nothing there but a black screen. The camera flashes and I can view other pictures on the screen.

  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2008

    i have the same problem. when i take pictures the lcd remains black. everything is working but the display remains black, so the pictures when i display them on my pc. can an amateur like me fix the problem? can someone help? pleassseeee!!!!

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Scrajmer, do know how shutter repair is done? I also have this problem and would be thankful if you can save us from an expensive repair..

Posted on May 30, 2007

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Sorry, You can't fix it at home unless you are a camera repairer.

Posted on Oct 10, 2006

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READ MENUS FINE, LENS OPERATES FINE, OTHER STORED PHOTOS READ GOOD, BUT CAMERA SHOOTS ONLY BLACK FRAMES, NO SCREEN IMAGES WHEN SETTING UP A SHOT. WHEN HELD UP TO THE LIGHT THROUGH THE LENS, A FAINT GRAY...


woowww man i think youv got a lot probs with you camera,mainly if there is a a black frame in you screen i think your screen monitor is damaged so ull have to replace it...... and da black frames is a fault in da camera itself.according to wot i understand i think the shutter speed is not corresponding with da software in da camera um sorry but dese repairs are gonna cost ya.... best tin is to give it to a repair shop or service personnel for further clarification

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The view finder or screen are black. The lens moves out when the camera is powered on, I can hear the shutter click when pushed; the telephoto is moving; I have all the settings show on the screen when...


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A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, sometimes with lines, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open). To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.

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My A620 JUST started doing the same exact thing last night. LCD works, lens works... but something possibly wrong w/the shutter so it won't open.. everything black.

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Think that you might have accidentally pressed the DISP or DISPLAY button on the back of your camera. This manually turns the LCD display on and off to save batteries. You would then use the optical viewfinder in its place. To turn the screen back on, just press the DISP button one more time.

But if you've already tried this, have you also tried downloading any of your photos taken with the black screen to your computer? Are the photos also black? If so, you might instead be experieincing a stuck shutter (possibly due to the cold weather).

A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open).

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If so, reduce your shutter speed to something like 1/60 with an aperture of around F5.6 - F7.1 (these can be lowered if you raise your iso)

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The grainy effect is normally due to a lot of noise (high iso) which makes this sound strange to say the least.

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