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Screen goes dark when taking photo, and comes out entirely black


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Screen goes dark when taking photo, and comes out entirely black


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The camera works i can veiw photos i have taken but the screen goes black when i switch it to take photos ... it dont even take pictures when the screen is black


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Black screen when trying to take a picture and photos come up black.


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THE LCD SCREEN IS BLACK AND I CANT TAKE A PICTURE. BUT I CAN STILL VIEW MY PICS. THE CAMERA GOES THRU ALL THE MOTIONS LIKE IT IS TAKING A PICTURE BUT IT IS JUST COMING UP BLACK.


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