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S85 Samsung turns on but screen stays black

I can turn the camera on - the lens opens and extends but the screen stays black. I can view the photos that are on the camera but it won't let me take any - the batteries are new.

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Actually u are a victim of BAD CCD see this link below

http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html

but good news is all brands are doing this free of charge repairs sony, fuji, canon , olympus all, some models have service advisories issued and some are not noticed as all do not complain so u can get it repaired free even if u are out of warranty and even if ur camera is not on service advisory list tell them abt BAD CCD and they will understand and take ur repairs free of charge do not accept any charges for repairs as it is the manufacturing fault of CCD units tell them u know about it !

pls dont waste time see the service centre in ur area and email or give them a call see the link below for support in ur area

www.samsung.com
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