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Alghem Abdeldjalil Posted on Mar 27, 2007

Can't take image with my optio mx4

My optio mx4 can't take image i can only record sound and LCD display a black screen, i dont know what is the problem, i remember that i've changed my SD with a mini SD, the camera work correctly for one day but the day after my LCD seems black when i take a photo and no imake was taken. please help me to solve this problem. Thanx

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2007

    I have the same problem but there is a flashing 1/2 yellow 1/2 black square symbol. Have no idea what that means.

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM

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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.

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2011

    Hi Cdtd....you are absolutely right !!!! Thank you very much !!! I had the same problem after I dropped the Optio MX4, and although I had opened it before could not fix it until i follow your suggestion and tapped, I believe stronger than you with a hard rubber caulking spreader, not to accidentally damage the glass, and now the camera get image through the lens again. It is worth the effort to take it apart, so try tis first. I like the web ready video in this camera.Today is January 14, 2011.

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Sound like a malfunctioning CCD-image sensor. Rare, but possible problem with your LCD screenviewer (I dont believed, if you can see Menu icons)... in both cases (LCD or CCD) this isn't a job that you could solve yourself; this wrong include distorted images or abnormal colors, scratchy purple lines, blank or black pictures, and/or black videos with good sound being recorded on the camera's flash card.

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If you know the sensor is working by recording some video on an SD card and being able to view the recorded video on your PC, then there is a disconnect between the LCD and the image sensor.

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If you are recording video, but no image appears on your LCD for internal viewing/playback, you can try a firmware update if one is available from www.insigniaproducts.com, but this is a discontinued item so there's not much available for support.

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