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Screen is black and memory card should not be full,

Can review pictures on memory card, but cannot take pictures because screen is black

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Re: screen is black and memory card should not be full,

My goodness! It does work! Was a bit sceptical at first. Thanks for saving me a few hundred dollars!

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

Re: screen is black and memory card should not be full,

Well smacking in on your leg does work. Turn your camera off and hit it each time a little harder. Try it, it does work.

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Re: screen is black and memory card should not be full,

I can't believe it worked. I turned the camera off and smacked it on my leg about 3 times. I put the camera back on and it I now have an image and not a black screen. I now can take pictures.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I can't believe it worked. I am so so happy. I really like this camera and have enjoyed it very much for the last 3 years with no problems at all until this one. Again thank you

Posted on Mar 01, 2008

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Thanx... it works

Posted on Nov 13, 2007

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Re: screen is black and memory card should not be full,

With the power off, hold the camera in your palm and smack the front of the camera on your leg or arm. You might have to smack it a few time to get it to work. It has to do with the camera CDD lense (shuttle) being stuck. By smacking it around, it will free up the lense. Being extra gentle with it though. It worked for me. Hope this help.

Posted on Nov 11, 2007

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Try to get out mem card and turn on camera! If work fine problem is in card! You need to format your memory card! You will lost you picture! Before format try to copy images on your HDD. Format card in card reader!
good luck

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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