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It only shows a black screen - Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera

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  • bradadam5140 Nov 04, 2008

    For the second time now, my screen is black in picture taking mode. It all of the sudden started working, but it's doing it again.

  • jloper Nov 27, 2008

    The screen is black when the camera is turned on and ready to take a picture. I can review pictures that have already been taken but cannot take new ones.

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    see only old screen

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    I'm in the same boat. My camera will work sometimes but it seems like when I really want a picture I turn on my camera and the screen is black.....Help

  • surplustexas Dec 06, 2008

    My camera only shows black screen except for a small strip at the top of the screen.  Shutter problem it appears

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    I find it strange that all of sudden people are having the same issues. Makes me think Sony programmed these things to blow up just before holiday season 08.

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    last night it was working just fine and now i tried to turn it on and am eperiencing the same problems as these people!

  • dstuart Dec 19, 2008

    I have the same thing. I can view old pictures, but not take new ones, only black. I didn't drop it or anything, i just turned it on one day and it did this!

  • jennchen01 Dec 20, 2008

    i have the same problem too! i was playing around with my camera the other day, going through the different settings, and now when i try to take a picture, the lcd screen is black. the picture turns out fine, but it's a huge pain to look through the viewfinder, since it doesn't give an accurate example of how the picture will turn out. at first i thought that i might have accidentally changed the setting and can't get it back to the original, but now i'm thinking it may be a problem with the camera.

  • lizjen97 Dec 30, 2008

    I also have the same problem. My camera was fine for Thanksgiving and when I pulled it out for Christmas it had a black screen and wouldn't take any photos.

  • wenliu168 Jan 05, 2009

    same problem with my Nikon S210. Black screen and no picture can be taken even thoug shutter clicks as norma! can view old pictures, but not take any new ones.

  • bret_w Jan 15, 2009

    Neither the picture or the movie screen work. They just stay black. It acts like it is working...I even get audio on my video...but no pictures. I see a lot of people with this issue, how do we solve it?

  • minjav Jan 17, 2009

    I think my daughter dropped our dcm-fx3. It now has the black screen when I try to take pictures. I can do playback, though. Any idea what part is likely broken and what it would cost to fix it?

  • dottyhed Feb 19, 2009

    I have the same problem with it working fine and get audio sound but just a black screen even when viewing photos and vids really need help please and i cant find the reset in the or tools menu i have a little reset button but that makes no difference

  • zsara May 11, 2010

    sol #1, how do you get the tools menu? when i click the menu button, a tools does not appear and i see no way to reset it.


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I went to menu, tools (middle tab), scrolled down to the very last option - reset all - and now my screen works! i am ecstatic!

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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My DSC W80 also had a black screen and I could not figure it out. I do not know if this will work for you, but it brought my picture back. I went to Menu in Camera Mode, placed Face Detection on and took a picture or two. The grid was annoying so I turned it off even though it would give me the picture. Once off, the picture remained. It could go back to not working as others have said, but for now I have my picture back.

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I was having the black screen problem intermittently (of course when you really want to take a picture quickly). I downloaded v1.1 of the firmware from olympus (via the Olympus Master 2 program) and the black screen problem has not reoccurred yet. Hasn't been tested over a long period of time yet, but that seemed to fix it.

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