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Cannot use LCD for making inputs

I cannot use the LCD. It seems to be blocked. On the screen are displayed: "clock set", the "x" button, the "ok" buton, two arrows, up and down. When I tried to touch the screen nothing happened. Help!!! Thank you.

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Re: Cannot use LCD for making inputs

It seems that the touch screen of your camera has damaged. Once replaced the camera will start working fine.

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