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Black LCD and Viewfinder

I am having the same problem as you had with the viewfinder and the LCD being black. Did you solve the issue, if so how? Did you end up having to replace the camera?

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  • craftyduo Aug 04, 2008

    I have not found a solution as of yet. I am currently umemployed, with nothing coming in at the time so I cant afford to do anything about it right now. I miss my camera, I use to take it everywhere. In fact my family teases me about always having my camera ready.

  • fortal1 Aug 11, 2008

    can' t take pics because LCD visor is black. any solution?

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I am having the same problem.

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