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LCD is black

I went to turn on my camera and everything turned on normally( shutter opened). When we lookied at the LCD screen it is black but the icons show up. We can review past pictures taken and change setting. If you take a picture the way it is now the picture turns out black.Help!

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  • sairaghav Aug 23, 2008

    the lcd blacks out wen i want to take new images ... im able to see previous images taken in the lcd . All other functions are working perfectly !!

    please help me....

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You can see images clearly? but no Menu items show is that what you mean? This would indicate a firmware malfunction. If you see nothing at all on the screen but only 'ghost' images then the back light has blown. Try first of all with the camera on tapping gently at the base of the casing in the region of the screen- this is where the connectors to the main board are. Contact The Minolta support team. If you are getting nowhere - I suggest the next camera - repairs are not usually an economic option if at all.

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