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When looking through the camera to take a picture it is virtually all black - it flickers a bit and the camera tries to focus  but all you see is darkness. In very bright light it goes slightly lighter but is still dark.

it will take pictures but they come out black

It did this a few weeks back - i then took all the pictures off the card and it worked - but then did the above again. I have again taken all the pictures off but it is still black this time

Any ideas?

looking throuhg thr lens and the viewfind all i see is black i take a picture and it comes out black eveythingthing esles is o.k battery is good

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If you see all black in the viewfinder something bad has happened to the lens. It could be stuck, tilted, etc.

It will need to be taken apart and serviced by a trained technician.

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