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Power is on but no picture on screen just showing bright white, this is the same when in viewing mode . Can take a picture that comes up when the camera is connected to computer but I can see nothing on the camera itself

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Gave the camera a good shake and a bang on my hand and it is working perfectly. thank you for your reply.

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