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Caplio R40 no image displayed ie blank screen

Camera comes on ok, but screen is blank apart from icons displayed, says in synchronised monitor mode, could the lens be stuck can I get out of this myself or do I need to send it back? Please help. Ghylly

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Send it back -if under warranty they will send you another.

Posted on May 22, 2007

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