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Monitior shows no picture, just a black screen


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White screen My camera (olympus Fe-46) seems fine when I turn it on, but when I make a picture outside, the screen turns white instead of showing the picture. When trying to make a picture in my room, it showed the picture with horizontal black stripes on it. Has anybody got a suggestion/solution for this problem?


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Black screen Turn on the camera, the start screen shows up, then it turns black when ready to get pictures taken. Tried going through all menus, can see all menus just fine, didnt mess with anything. Tried every setting, still, nothing. Also, can see all saved pictures, and the other lens was cleaned off.


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