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Screen stays black when I turn my Olympus 800 on. The lens does come out, when I remove and put back the battery the camera the lens goes in and out and the camera works fine. I have to do this every time I turn the camera on. Can you help?

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I've had cameras do that also. Not sure what the problem is, but it's going to need to be serviced to figure it out, it's not a setting problem, or something easy, and my problem was intermittent...so that made it even worse. Today's digital cameras have a complex network of mechanical and electrically intertwined circuits, and any small thing can go wrong. Often the service charge is more than the camera's worth, so one is faced with one of three choices. 1. Live with the problem, and nuisance. 2. Have it serviced (get an estimate first), and 3. Buy a new one (they're getting super affordable these days, and more capacity). Wish I could give you a simple solution, but maybe someone else out there can. Good luck.
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