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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1 Shutter seems to be stuck

Hi While I was taking pictures the camera stopped displaying any images on the screen. The Screen and all seems to be working fine but the shutter inside the lense seems to be stuck. I haven't dropped the camera or done anything to that would damage the camera. Any ideas as to how I can get the shutter to open again. Thank you

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    My display stopped working on my Sony Cyber-shot. The camera is less than 1 year old. Any suggestions? I can't read the menu to fix it since I can't see the options.

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