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Cannot take a picture

I cannot take a new picture because i always have a black screen on the lcd . I think the lens is not opening. Is there any solution please?

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    same as above, and i can access the menu. how do you "reset" the cam?

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I think the ccd sensor is gone ....
if you can access the menu options then it is confirm that there is no firmware problem ...
if you can access the menu options just try giving reset once...
if problem persists then exactly ccd sensor is out...
you must contact the service showroom ...
it is fixable....

any doubt reply me ..
i am always here to assist you ..
thank you
bye

Posted on Apr 13, 2008

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i think the ccd sensor is gone ....
if you can access the menu options then it is confirm that there is no firmware problem ...
if you can access the menu options just try giving reset once...
if problem persists then exactly ccd sensor is out...
you must contact the service showroom ...
it is fixable....

any doubt reply me ..
i am always here to assist you ..
thank you
bye

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if you can access the menu options just try giving reset once...
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you must contact the service showroom ...
it is fixable....

any doubt reply me ..
i am always here to assist you ..
thank you
bye

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