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My Cannon MV750i Mini DV camera will not show anything but a black screen when trying to record. Playback is OK but cannot see anything through view finder or on digital screen - record to tape is jusyt lack

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My Cannon MV750i Mini DV camera will not show anything but a black screen when trying to record. Playback is OK but cannot see anything through view finder or on digital screen - record to tape is jusyt lack

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Canon S2IS Either screen is dark when I power up the camera. I can see previous images but I cannot record anything. Sometimes I can reboot the camera and it will work for a shot or two, but currently even that does not work. I have changed batteries with no good results. They power up everything but do not affect the recording of pics. Jeff Canon S1IS have problem with dark screen... I have a brand new Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera. I put in brand new batteries. On after shooting n

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I was using my camera and the viewing screen went blank. The battery is fine, there is power... you can see info on the small view finder but nothing on the screen

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BROKEN LCD Today, I had my camera in my camera bag. Somehow, the screen got busted. I took out my camera to take a picture and the entire full screen view is cracked. The camera turned on and off just fine; it seems that only the screen was damaged. No images are shown when I attempt to look at the pictures I took and when I try to take a picture, I cannot see anything on the screen. Is the screen repairable or is it best to purchase a new digital camera?

It is repairable. there are service centers around that can change just the screen for you. ... Polaroid i737 Digital Camera
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