Having problems with your Olympus Camedia C-50 Zoom Digital Camera ?
Screen goes black
\015 I turn on my camera and then the two little lights flash next to where you put your eye. Then the screen goes blank. It's really annoying, I can't take any pictures or anything. I already tried charging it\015
\015\012Based on what you report the camera would need to be serviced. Regretfully all parts, accessories and repair service have been discontinued due to the age of the camera.
\015\012You may refer to the yellow pages for local camera repair centers who maybe able to offer parts and service on the camera.
\015\012As a loyal Olympus customer, the Customer Service Department is also available to discuss other options available to you.
\015\012They can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM until 7:00PM East Coast time, at: 1(800)622-6372 option 2 and then option 3.
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