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Can't take image with my optio mx4

My optio mx4 can't take image i can only record sound and LCD display a black screen, i dont know what is the problem, i remember that i've changed my SD with a mini SD, the camera work correctly for one day but the day after my LCD seems black when i take a photo and no imake was taken. please help me to solve this problem. Thanx

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Re: can't take image with my optio mx4

I had this on mine, and after searching on the internet concluded it was a problem with the lens assembly. Taking the view that I could not lose, I disassembled the camera, which is probably not advisable. The problem I think was fixed, by gently tapping the front of the camera on the silver lens surround with the handle of the knife I used to undo the screws. I did this on repeated switch on, and after a fair number of times, the lens moved and the camera came back to life.... Re assembly was a bit tedious, but I was left with no screws or extra parts!!. One working camera and one happy son who has been using it for skate board video ing.

Posted on May 27, 2007

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My sony cyber shot dsc-w220 has a black lcd screen. All other functions work, flash, menu displays, just the screen is black and when I take a pic it is black.....any suggestions???

Sound like a malfunctioning CCD-image sensor. Rare, but possible problem with your LCD screenviewer (I dont believed, if you can see Menu icons)... in both cases (LCD or CCD) this isn't a job that you could solve yourself; this wrong include distorted images or abnormal colors, scratchy purple lines, blank or black pictures, and/or black videos with good sound being recorded on the camera's flash card.

I suggest check THIS LINK for additional details in this previous solutions for an Defective CCD (Charge Coupled Device) and next contact your Sony service.
I strongly suggest (taking into consideration the age of your camera) to evaluate the cost of repair versus the cost of a new camera with similar features, before making a final desicion.

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I ahve the pentax optio s6 camera. the camera


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Sounds like the LCD is faulty, but there are a number of things that can cause the LCD to play up too

Always check the batteries first (check that the voltage is correct with a volt meter) but if is it still giving the same fault, your camera is faulty.
It should be taken to an authorized repair centre for a repair estimate. Very few digital cameras have any user-serviceable parts.

Anything is fixable but it is more "is it cost effective"

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Pentax Optio MX4 won't read my new SDHC 4gb

Does the camera work with any other card? Was the card formatted in the camera? Some cards from some manufacturers just don't work in some cameras.

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gently tap on the silver ring on lense, while turning on and off the camera, it fixed mine after reading of this fix here on this site

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Pentax Optio s50 The LCD display has lost some pixels and now has a circle of black spots on the screen. Is there anyway to fix this or is it time for a new camera? I can't just look through the view...

If pictures taken in Auto mode look the same on a computer (or when printed) as on the LCD display a Sensor fault is indicated. If the Computer image is OK the LCD display on the camera is faulty.
Assuming your camera is out of guarantee you could request a quote for repair but beware the "Minimum Charge" some suppliers impose just to tell you how much it will cost.

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I think I'm having the same problem, but I'm a little confused by your message, so I'm not sure. "In the beginning...reddish, end...stripes....images...OK." Seems contradictory. I'm having the display problem, too, but my image files are like what I see on the display, so I think I have the CCD issue that Sony describes at They give instructions for obtaining a free (postage-paid!) fix. But if your images are okay, it sounds like you have a display-only problem that might not qualify. Anyway, check it out, and good luck.

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