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Does the lens have a physical shutter that you can see, like metal petals that open and close? On my camera, the aperature is made of petals that open and close to regulate the light and they close down completely when the camera is not in use. The petals are controlled by a small servo that, if non-functional, will completely "blind" the camera CCD. Many cameras use electronic shutters that have no mechanics and that would indicate a hardware problem that most likely cant be fixed without a new PC board or lens/CCD assembly..

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But anyways, 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 the following for further info and a simple fix that may help:

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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 the following for further info and a simple fix that may help:
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