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Black screen water spilled on the screen of my camera. It will still take pictures but I can't see an image or the menu. I used a hair dryer to dry it after removing the batteries and sat it in the sun for several hours. BB

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If you can see 'shadow' images then this suggests the backlight has blown
If nothing at shows up then it is a circuit problem
Neither make economic sense repair wise.
Live with it or replace it.

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=251630

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