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The LCD is black when I am taking fotos....otherwise it is working fine

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Re: The LCD is black when I am taking fotos....otherwise...

Usually you would press the Display button to turn the LCD on, on with options, or off. I leave it off when taking pictures to save on battery life, though it does display each picture for several seconds after it is taken.

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I was just using my point and shoot S550 when all of a sudden, the photos I am taking produce a blank white screen with some colored vertical lines in parts of the photos. It was working fine a second ago....

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Most cases you looking at repair here.

What it sounds like is you got a bad CCD inside the camera. This would cause black images or no output. now if the fotos that are saved are normal and are not black then the best case would be just a lcd issue.

From what it sounds like you indeed have a issue with the CCD. The repair on that can be pretty expensive, You might want to consider purchasing a new camera at this point if that is the case.

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My Pentax Optio A20 was working fine and then the screen went blank. I can still take a picture just by guessing so it would seem that the screen just went bad. Is there anything I can do. Help..Annie

Take a flash light for me and point it at the screen while the pictur got taken if you see a image then your little lcd backlight went bad, A camera shop can replace this little lcd there about $32 bucks.

what happends is the little lcd backlight over time just kciks the bucket nothig more you can do accept take it in if you want the luxury of looking at the output fotos.

Good luck, please do be considerate whiel passing threw fixya today and rate all experts involved in your issue, Leave feedback for us that helped or tried to help, not every question gets answered due to askers not following up with there ratings or feedback, thanks again.

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