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The screen is blank and I cna't take a picture. . I put new batteries in the camera but still can't see anything. I have pressed LCD on/off button, turned camera on/off. What else should I try to do?

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  • hhoo Nov 30, 2008

    I had the same problem. The camera kept saying access and would not show a visual on the screen. A couple hard taps on its side and bam it started working again. Thanks for the help.

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I had the same exact problem. All I had to do was turn my camera on, and while holding it, rap it on the side. Surprisingly, it works now and I just saved myself a couple hundred dollars!

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Dear customer

thanks for ur inquiry for ur product

If the LCD screen is blank or black when you have your camera in the Camera or Play mode, the camera may need service. To determine if this is the case, follow these steps:

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urs sincerely
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