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Screen is black

Last time I used it was working fine..but all of a sudden when I switched on the camera the display board is not bright enough and the screen remain black

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Re: Screen is black

This suggests the back light has failed. Depends on the age of the camera -if recent purchase and under warranty send it back to the seller. A reapir I would think for an older camera would be expensive - a new camers is a better bet

Posted on Aug 21, 2007

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