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Problem with my digital camera

My Camera has the screen on black it takes picture but the come out all blk do you know is I can fix it myself?

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Replace CCD unit in the camera, vivitar are the only ones that should do that but aparantly they charge you for it. The CCD unit in the 5385 is a common fault in the camera.

Posted on Sep 16, 2007

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