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Re: show only black when trying to take pic/video
This problem is caused by a stuck shutter assembly. Normally the shutter is open which allows light to enter the image sensor and show you the live preview you see on the screen. When you take a picture the shutter closes which allows the image sensor to record what was seen at the exact moment the shutter closed. The shutter is stuck closed, causing the image sensor to always be in the dark.
These shutter assemblies are extremely small and delicate. The miniature parts can become jammed with just the slightest bit of oil or contaminant, or the slightest misalignment of components.
The problem can sometimes be fixed by gentle tapping of the camera on a solid surface. If you are going to try this be VERY careful, and do not tap the camera on the buttons, lens, or battery door. If this does not solve your problem then the camera is going to have to be taken apart and the shutter cleaned and reset to allow free movement. This repair costs $125 to $145.
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My i85 camera's lcd no longer displays what you are looking at. Just a black screen. All the menu items are there and working. The battery is charged. The power button is working as well as the lens open, but no image is available just a black screen. When I I try to take pic is showed very low light but doen't show image of pic taken when I check. Please advise. This a brand new camera and was taken excellent pic as of this friday. [email protected] Mr.Tracy Johnson
hey my camera just did the same thing, have you tried replacing the batteries - i thought it couldnt be the batteries because the playback screen still showeed up just not the one to take photos but i just put in newly recharged ones and it can take pics again so maybe try that :)
i just got a new camera the dimagne x50 and i brang it out today and it was working fine it didnt drop or anything i took a picture then turned it off then i turned it on agian and when it was on the camera format the light kept on blinking yellow for the longest time and wouldnt let me take a picture so i tried the video format and it worked so im just wondering why the video format is working and not the camera ? has this happened to you? is there any way of fixing it?
CCD sensor faulty and has to be replaced. Manufacturer will probably repair free of charge even if the camera is out of warranty. Worst case insist on paying only labor to have new CCD block installed ( not expensive : +- 1 hour for trained technician ).