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I dropped the camera and got the smae problem, until I read somewhere in this site that open the camera and then tapping on the ring around the lens while power on and off several times, it will work again. I did for me. I took it appart with phillips screwdriver and I used a hard rubber caulk spreader to tap it; it has some weight but will not damage the lens if its it by mistake. Try this and will be surprised. I am the 3rd person I have read that solved it doing this. Good luck.
Your memory card is an SD type. These cards have a little switch on the card that can write protect or "lock" it. Take the card out of the camera and check this switch. To unlock it, it should be moved towards the edge of the card which has the electrical contacts.
I had this on mine, and after searching on the internet concluded it was a problem with the lens assembly.
Taking the view that I could not lose, I disassembled the camera, which is probably not advisable.
The problem I think was fixed, by gently tapping the front of the camera on the silver lens surround with the handle of the knife I used to undo the screws. I did this on repeated switch on, and after a fair number of times, the lens moved and the camera came back to life....
Re assembly was a bit tedious, but I was left with no screws or extra parts!!.
One working camera and one happy son who has been using it for skate board video ing.
You've probably got something as simple as a ribbon cable loose in the
camera. Beware though, dismantling is a serious task unless you have
Amazingly the CCD is often connected in such a simple, analog-esqe, way
that disconnecting it doesn't cause an error, just a black screen.
No I don't believe it is your shutter, more than likely it is a LCD Screen problem. I would suggest you take your camera back to the shop where you purchased the camera and have it serviced under warranty.
I had a customer with an Optio 550 come in and it looked like every shot was taken through 'venetian blinds' and the problem was with the LCD Screen and the camera was sent back to Pentax and repaired under warranty.