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My Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS5 suddenly stopped taking pictures. All I get is a black screen on the viewfinder and a black picture, even though it goes through the motions of taking a picture (zooming, flashing, clicking, etc.) and the playback feature continues to work fine.


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