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No pictorial image in viewfinder or screen, icons display. occasionally image reappears. new batteries. displays shots on card.

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Following the solution proposed by wellsber, at the second attempt, it worked. However the problem recurred several times, but was again solved. Thank you for the help and the support offered by the many others with the same problem. I shall visit your site again, great stuff!
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Based on the information you have provided, it appears that you may have
encountered this issue. To determine if the CCD (image sensor) is
working properly, please follow these steps:

1. Insert a memory card with known good images on it into the camera.

2. Power the camera on to the Playback mode.

3. Press the DISPLAY (DISP) button to enable the LCD panel, and observe
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a. If the images are displayed properly, please proceed to step
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b. If the images are not displayed, or a "NO IMAGES" message
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c. If the card contains known good images, and the issue persists
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4. Switch the camera to the Camera mode. You may use any shooting mode
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5. Press the DISPLAY (DISP) button to enable the LCD panel.

6. Point the camera at a well-lit scene and observe the LCD and/or
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