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LCD Screen When viewing recording or playback through the LCD screen the picture is very dark unless it's in a specific position which is; nearly closed with screen facing outward making it impossible to use playback controls on camera. I susspect a connection problem so can anyone hel? Can I fix this or does it have to go in for repair?

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Re: LCD Screen

The flex wire of the lcd monitor is already cut ...go the service center for replacement of the flex wire...or to the other service center for fixing the flex is to difficult to fix the wire if you are not a technician cause that wire is like a strand of hair....

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