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Black Screen My camera just stopped showing anything on the screen. When I flip it open like a cellphone would flip open it turns on like it is supposed to but I can't see the subject on the screen.

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Re: Black Screen

Can you shoot? battery might be low taking it to "save-power" mode. Try hitting "DISPLAY" to force the LCD screen to show.

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