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Can't Take Pictures

I have been using this cammera for more than 2 years. Suddenly, the cammera can't take any pictures. Here are the problems: 1.can't see any sight from the LCD screen(it's black), but it can show the menu and the selections. 2. The picutre that is been taken is also black and no matter how light the enviornment is. It seems like the problem is on the lens, but the warrenty is over, and nowhere around the town can fix it. Any suggestions ?

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Re: Can't Take Pictures

My friend had the same problem with his kodak camera, the problem was that the aperture refuses the open. his solution was accidental, not sure if it will work on yours. he released the battery for a while, then after a day or two, he puts them back in, and the aperture opens up. try it

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