I have an OPTIO S, the LCD monitor failed... Playing back the pictures works fine, it displays the menus as usual, but I can't take new pictures anymore, the LCD appears BLACK (like if it were off) and when I shot, the picture also looks black.
I resetted the settings, but didn't work.
Any help with this??? Thanks a lot.
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Re: problems with the LCD monitor
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.
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The fact that it takes the pictures ok confirms that it's not the ccd which has failed.
If the menus on the lcd screen are also distorted then it confirms that the lcd screen itself is faulty and this is replaceable. If the menus display just fine, then it's the internal circuit board which has a problem and replacing that is not normally viable.
Either way, the Samsung s860 is a budget model available for as little as £60 new, so even the most minor repair will cost more than replacing the camera: unless it's still under warranty (one year from purchase date) it's definitely uneconomic to repair. Samsung themselves wouldn't normally bother; a warranty claim usually means they chuck your camera away and send you a replacement.
If you're in the UK click here for details of how to proceed with Samsung.
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You may have a defective CCFL backlight, it may have the following symptom: Screen flashes on and off or displays reddish pink hue. Picture stays on in red and slowly be come normal. Picture flickering with dim display or appear black. Picture flickers on and off. All these symptoms indicate that the LCD backlight lamp (CCFL Lamp) has reached the end of the life and all you need to do is replace the CCFL lamp. To determine if the video card or the LCD is faulty, connect an external monitor to your laptop and power the monitor up first then the laptop, if you see the normal Windows images then the video card and laptop is OK and the problem is definitely the backlight. Dim image and/or dark display on the laptop's LCD screen indicates a faulty LCD backlight. It could be a faulty inverter that supplies high voltage to the CCFL lamp or it is the CCLF lamp is nearly burnt out, usually the CCFL lamp fails before the inverter. The inverter can be replaced easily but the CCLF lamp is more time consuming and requires soldering skills. Check out LCD Parts for service, parts, and DIY info Use this link to their WEB site: - www.ladparts.net
When you switch the monitors, do you still use the very same vga cable? If you don't, then it's time to change the monitor. When it turns on and off inmediately it means that it's receiving the signal, but that's it. If it's brand new, exchange it.
It sounds like you have a monitor with a common problem. After a few years some LCD monitors
will blow a power supply. The problem is caused by parts called
capacitors overheating in the confined space of the monitor. If you are
good at electronics repair/soldering you can usually fix the problem. Check out a few pictures on my web site www.ccl-la.com/badcaps.htm You can take the back cover off your monitor and look for the bad parts,replace any that look like the pictures and your monitor should work
fine. The capacitors do need to be installed with the correct + and -
connections, note the stripe on the old one and insert the new one the
same way. If you don't want to try the repair yourself we offer a repair service for $35 plus shipping.
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This often indicates a card error. Transfer all your images then format the card in the camera.
If you still have the problem, try a different card.
If you still have the problem then looks like you will have to send it in for repair.
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.