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I can view pictures that were taken on my camera but when I go to take pictures the screen is black

My memory card still holds my pictures and I can view old pictures taken before the incident. My camera turns on and functions fine but all I can see if Blackness. The camera has hardly been used so I can't think it is an overuse issue. None of the pictures turn out at all. Let me know what you think...I have changed the batteries and done a few other things but nothing seems to work.

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  • Bronchobuck May 11, 2010

    Have you used the camera before ie:
    have you used the four buttons (in a column to the right of the LCD screen)?
    When the camera is first turned on this is what happens:
    1. Hewlett Packard logo
    2. screen that briefly display how many shots still to be taken and the camera settings e.g. flash.
    3. Blank screen.

    To turn on the screen: press the top button described above and marked with a camera icon.

    Please forgive me if I have offended your intelligence by describing the basic operations of the camera.

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Does the screen deliver anything such as menu. Or can you see ghost images if looked at from the side? If you see nothing then this is a connector issue of a circuit board failure. If you see ghost images then it a back light failure. Either way this is a return to HP situation. If under warranty via the seller if not under warranty contact HP customer support. If they are quoting money- you may find it more economic to write it off and get a new camera.

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