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Blank Monitor Camera turns on (shutter opens) but the monitor is blank.

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  • hhuffman1625 Jul 21, 2008

    I press the power button and the screen begins to light up but I am unable to take a photo. I can go and look at all the other pictures that I have taken but not able to take a new one. The shutter stays open and I did not drop my camera... please help.!!

  • peterw770sw Nov 30, 2008

    I have the same problem. The lens cover slides open and the displaty screen seems to start to activate but then it stays off. I can access the setup menu and have formatted the internal memory but still no luck. I have tried 2 different fully charged batteries but nothing seems to work. thsi camera was working 2 weeks ago, has not been in water since and has not been dropped. Any suggestions?

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There must be some improper connection with the main board and the display ....you should be taking it to the service tech...
this cannot be done at home..you may end up damaging the sensitive controls inside

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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