Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

No view through view finder or screen but it records just black

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If this a digital SLR- the shutter mirror is locked up. This happens in regular film cameras too. You might be able to fix it by simply removing the lens and putting it back on. Otherwise just take it to the nearest camera store (one that only sells cameras) and they may be able to fix it for you. No more info is available until I know the make and model of your camera.
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