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Will not take picture

Was working fine, till one ay the screen went black & will not take any pictures, i can review all my olds pictureds on the memory card i had taken before. but now when i take a picture, its only black. & i cannot see anything with the live veiw either, only through the peek hole now.

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Re: will not take picture

The photo sensing device should be displaced from its actual position.......we cannot make it sit in proper position...better take it to a service centre

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