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Problem with display

When i turn on the camera, there's no visual display...all the other readings(# of exp's, picture quality, etc) are show but nothing thru the viewer. When i press the snap button it always displays 'low light' and when i take the picture it displays only a dark screen but does save it anyway. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Depending on how long you have it its back to the vendor or a reapir shop. Go onto the Samsung Web site and look up Tech Support for cameras to be sure.

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