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Pictures appearing black- olympus FE 170

Hi My camera was working fine a few weeks ago, but when I went to use it a few days ago i noticed a problem. I press the shutter button and normally the picture that I have just taken would show up on my lcd screen for a couple of seconds, but now the lcd works fine except for when I take a picture- Instead of showing an image of the picture I just took it appears black for a couple of seconds instead. When I try to view my pictures on my camera or on my computer the new ones all appear black, but my previous pictures from a few weeks ago are still viewable. I have tried changing the batteries and tried using different memory cards hoping that was the problem but neither solved the problem. Please advise! thanks!

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Re: pictures appearing black- olympus FE 170

Have had exactly same problem, supplier could not find a fault, have got refund and new camera will not be an Olympus!

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Re: pictures appearing black- olympus FE 170

You checked the obvious, lens cover? (sorry had to ask) any grinding noises when you take a picture or focus\zoom?

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