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Dark LCD screen

My Pentax Optio W30 shows no image on the LCD monitor. I have tried the trouble shooting options (adjusting the brightness; pressing the display/OK button to cycle through Normal Display, Histogram and Indo, No Info, and Backlight Off). The battery is fully charged, the camera is not connected to a computer or television. When I push the shutter release, the flash discharges.
What can be done?

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I have a sony cybershot DSC-S650, the LCD was very dark and could not see anything except if I pointed it at a bright object, everything else worked ok. I could take pictures but could barely see them in playback as well.

I took it to Sony authorised repair outlet and was told the CCD was damaged, they charged me USD $55 to repair it (in Quito, Ecuador)

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