A 10.2-Megapixel digital SLR camera by Nikon.

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Still turns on and works but the picture is black screen

My camera was working fine and then all of the sudden the images started all looking like squiggly vertical colored lines

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@moondog are you referring to the actual pictures you are taking or the images you see on your LCD screen? which one has squiggly lines?

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The LCD screen works fine. I can see earlier pictures on my card and all the menu etc. The pictures are what are squiggly now.


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If your camera can still take pictures OK even though you cannot view them in the LCD screen, but are OK when you download them to view, then most probably the LCD screen is faulty.

Here is a link to the Ifixit guide on how to replace your LCD screen.

Nikon D3000 LCD Screen Replacement

Here is a link to just one supplier of the replacement part. This is just to give you an idea of the cost of the part. Just search online for others if this doesn't suit.


Update (11/20/2016)


It seems as though the image sensor in the camera has either gone faulty or has a loose connection.

Here is a link to the Ifixit guide repair guide to get access to the sensor.

Disassembling Nikon D3000

Here is a link to just one provider of the replacement part.


Nikon D3000 LCD, rear circuit board and sensor Image


Disassembling Nikon D3000

Difficulty: Difficult1 hour

Nikon D3000 LCD Screen Image


Nikon D3000 LCD Screen Replacement

Difficulty: Easy40 minutes

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Your unit has lcd defective. You can do yourself or bring to your local repair shop.

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