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No Pictures Everytime i try to take pictures with the camera, they come on completly black. It's as if there's something in the way of the lens, but there's nothing on the lens, i've tried wiping it off, and cleaning it. Still nothing, any help?

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It don't work shutter. You camera need repair lens unit.

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