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My camera went through an X-ray machine--It was inside the case, and inside my bag. Would this cause the screen to stay white?

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    what do you mean by a white screen?

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No, never.........

Get this problem repaired, because there loose contact between your camera lcd display and the circuit board.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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