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Display won't display anything, it merely turns on backlight.

My digital camera is 2.5 years old, and after one month of sitting i came back to it, turned it on, and can't see anything on the lcd display. the camera will still shoot pictures, it makes the same machine noises as it previously did when switched into different shooting modes, so the only real problem is the fact that the camera will not show anything on the display. i can turn the display on and off but the only difference is the dim backlight. any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Display won't display anything, it merely turns on...

Same happened to mine. A replacement lcd screen from ebay (darntoothysam) did the trick!! And only $40!

Posted on Aug 31, 2007

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Re: Display won't display anything, it merely turns on...

This means the display has failed and a replecement at reasonable cost is unlikely. Check Kodak our for a repair But you wont like the answer I fear

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