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Lcd screen dv4100m powers on, but there is no picture lcd is completely black.No menue nothing, it still takes pictures, they are there when downloaded to pc,but the lcd will not come on

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Re: lcd screen

This unit has a small switch to turn the screen on/off. If the switch is ON then try turning it on/off, on/off.

Try opening and closing the screen door several times.

Install fresh batteries.

I have worn out 2 model 4100's and am now using a 5100. They usually give at least one year of service if used frequently and are pretty rugged. Recently ordered TWO refurbed 4100's from Aiptek for a total cost of $48.00.

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No ligth in led power on , slightly black screen seen on lcd

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Sounds like this unit has worn out.

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