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When I turn the camera on to take a picture the LCD screen is black. I am able to look at the pics from the memory but any other pic I try to take are just black. Is there something I can do to fix this?

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See this first to evaluate if your camera is experiencing stuck shutter symptoms:
But if you see flicker (movement) in the center of the lens as described in the above link, then you're likely experiencing CCD failure. You fail to mention the make of your camera. If it's a Canon, you may be in luck (see this link).

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Try tapping on the lens. it sounds like the iris is stuck shut.

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http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=14563&pq-locale=en_US&_requestid=3490

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