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Black screen on opeing the camera

Hi, i have OLYMPUS C170 with me. After last use, i transferd the images to my computer.Again when i opened it for taking pictures only black scren is coming. Screen is showing all the options but with balc back ground i cannot see the object for which i have to take picture. I donno what has gone worng have a clicked a wrong button or its it a case of internal memmory. I don't have nay exteranl mrmory card i m just using internal memory of the camera.Lens and all are fine. please let me know some options or solutions it's urgent as i have to take it along with me for a trip. please reply as soon as possible some solution. thanks

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Re: black screen on opeing the camera

Can you still take photos? Tell me this If you cannot then it has suffered an internal failure and if it is more than a year old - a new camera may be more economic than paying for a repair. Contact customer support at Olympus for more info

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