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Camera screen remains black when I turn on shooting mode

When I turn on the camera in shooting mode and open the screen the screen remains black, though I can see through the viewfinder which I ordinarily could not when the screen was open and functioning.

I wonder if I somehow inadvertantly changed the screen. If I did I don't know how and don't know how to restore the usual function. I hope the camera is not broken.

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  • Issue Jan 22, 2009

    When I turn the camera on I get a black screen most of the time. The ability to actually take a picture is there, but the picture is black. I cannot seem to figure out a logical way to consistently take pictures. Most of the time the camera comes up with a black screen. I have plenty of space on my memory, I have fresh batteries (I've even purchased different types to see if the more expensive Ultimate batteries work. I've even purchased rechargeable batteries. WHEN the camera works (which I do not seem to have an ounce of input on) the pictures are great. When it does not cooperate I get nothing but frustrated. PLEASE HELP!

  • Issue Feb 02, 2009

    We can see icons, if we press display the image will not show. We can view photos in our memory card but are unable to view or take new images (black only). Doesn't happens all the time.
    It’s like the lens inside is stuck closed even though the lens outside
    is extended.


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Turn the camera on. With the screen showing, press the DISP button and this will give you a selection of different screen views i.e. squares for aligning shot squarely; black - thru viewfinder only; etc. Different modes will give you different screen displays i.e. P setting screens are different to when you have the camera set on AUTO.

Hope this helps.

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Maybe need change a new lcd, this is lcd shop:
http://www.flex-007.com

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