Check for the obvious -- shutter speed, aperture, and ISO set appropriately to give you a well-exposed image, and lens caps off. If none of those are the problem, then there's a problem with the mirror, the shutter, or the sensor itself. You can carefully look inside the mirror box with the lens removed, and see if anything is blocking the motion of the mirror. If you don't see anything (or, honestly, if you do), take it to a trusted camera shop or call Olympus's repair center.
Had the same problem as above poster and found that when i removed the lens and looked at the mirror box was out of alignment.I used a small flat screwdrive on the plastic case around the mirror to gently but frimly put it back in alignment. camera works great. Thanks to hobbified for helping fixing my issue
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If you transfer the pics at pc, is the same condition? Black pics in pc? If yes, then isnt the LCD viewer, sound like a malfunctioning
CCD-image sensor. Rare, but possible problem with your LCD screenviewer... in both cases (LCD or CCD) this isn't a job that you could solve yourself; this wrong
images or abnormal colors, scratchy purple lines, blank or black pictures,
and/or black videos with good sound being recorded on the camera's flash
suggest check THIS LINK for additional details in this previous solutions for an Defective
CCD (Charge Coupled
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Hi, It is known problem of ccd imager chip failure in Canon A85 camera and ccd imager chip will be replaced by local camera repair shop to solve this issue. Since camera wont show live view/ blank screen so same gets saved as picture in memory card that is why no picture/ image in playback either. Hope these info will help you. Thanks.
In order to solve the problem you need to transfer pictures from the internal memory to the SD card and thereafter you will be able to delete the pics in the internal memory.
How do I transfer pictures from the internal memory of my KODAK Digital Camera to a memory card?
Follow these steps:
On the camera, press Review and then Menu.
Select Image Storage.
Change to Internal Memory.
In the menu listing, scroll down to Copy, and select OK.
Select a single picture, or select All.
When you have finished copying pictures, reset the Image Storage location to your original setting.
Two things to try... A) If you have a card with some photo's on it then put it in the camera... Will the camera display the photos from the card in view/play mode? If so then the screen is working but the sensor in the camera may have died (the but that captures the image). B) Try taking a picture with the camera (go through the steps to take one even though you can't see anything on the screen). Then put the memory card in a reader or a friends camera and see if the picture did get taken. If so then the sensor is still okay and the fault may be with the display.
If the display will show images from the memory card but doesn't show anything when in picture-taking mode but the camera does take pictures then the camera has a fault that isn't either the sensor or the LCD. It could then be an electronic failure or a problem with the mode selection switch.