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Does not see image, when lens cover is open.

As i open the lens to take picture , the lcd seems to to be black no image was seen on the lcd, however if you are going to review all the past pictures stored you can view them

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To return to the shooting mode press
shutter release button halfway page 50
of the manual
Does not see image, when lens cover is open. - 8dcdf4f.jpg

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Start it up and let it stay on for a while, it should come on. sometimes it take a few to open

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Sounds like the iris is closed inside. This is the shutter that operates automatic when you turns on and off. You may blow with compressed can of air, its' probably gear driven may need to reset camera, by taking batt out and let stand without power for alittle while then replace and maybe shake alittle to get to move again.

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