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\015 I have a Kodak EasyShare LS443 that quit taking pictures. The viewing window is completely black and when I take pictures, they are black. There is nothing there. Everything else works great. It acts like there's nothing wrong. \015\012The lens pops out like it's supposed to. I don't see anything blocking the lens. Nothing looks or acts out of place...except that I can't view anything and I can't take any pictures. A black screen is all that I see.As far as I know, this was not dropped, nor was it submerged in liquid. Please help.\015

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A stuck shutter is a common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open).
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\015\012To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see the following for further info and a simple fix that may help:
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\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2009/05/simple-fix-for-stuck-shutter.html
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