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LCD screen problems on sonycybershot 8.1, 10xzoom

The screen is black but I can see all information pictures (battery, flash icon, etc) When I take a shot, it comes black, but I can view all older pictures. Any other ideas what could help..?

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Mine has the same problem. I have slapped the bottom of the camera on my open palm a couple of time while it was on and the picture came back on!
Hope yours is as easy of a fix!

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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