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Problem with dark lcd but plays back does not record

I have only used my camera a few times and one day it worked fine and the next all i got was a dark screen.i noticed a small indentation on the outside of the camera on the lcd side i am hoping no one damaged it. it does not take images just a black screen. i tried to reset the camera but it still does not work. i have taken out the battery still no luck. i am going on vacation in two weeks and would love to take my camera along. can anyone help me...

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Hi a bit late I know but it may help someone. If you can see the menu clearly on the screen but all the camera will shoot is a black image, the problem is a stuck Iris... see my article http://zyvid.com/smf/index.php?topic=449.0
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Please clarify a few things so someone can help you.

1. Are you saying it's too dark when playing back previously taken photos, when recording new photo's, or just all the time.

2. Can you see the camera menu's ok but not the live view of the subject.. or is everything just too dark?

3. Does the Status Indicator LED on the back light up showing that the camera has adequate battery power?


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4.. If you can read the menu's then select the option to reset the camera to factory defaults. Do NOT select to format or erase your memory card, that is not required and it's not the same thing as a reset. This just sets the main functions back to their original settings.

5. If it works fine for playback but not for recording then check that the main record settings are correct for the type of scene. For example don't use Beach, Snow or Candle mode for regular daylight shots.

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