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black screen nikon camera - after being dropped!

The lcd screen is all fine but it now only takes black photos. What's the likely damage? When you try and see what you're shooting through the lcd screen it's black.

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What is the model number of the camera?

Just clarifying when you say it only takes black photos, do you mean that literally? Downloaded photos are black?

Can you see the menu screens OK on the LCD screen?

Try taking a photo and downloading it to a computer. I realize that you cannot "see" what you are taking.

If the downloaded photos are black and the LCD screen is also black (no menu screens) it is probably a faulty CCD sensor and a possibly faulty LCD screen - It could also be a motherboard problem which is affecting both the CCD sensor and the LCD screen.

If the downloaded pictures are black and the menu screens are OK it is probably a CCD sensor problem.

If the downloaded pictures are OK and the menu screen is black it is a faulty LCD screen.

Update (02/17/2017)


Here is a link to the Ifixit guides to repair Nikon cameras. Hopefully your model is listed (click on the appropriate type to expand choices) and if so that it shows how to replace the CCD sensor. To obtain CCD sensor part, just search online for Nikon (your model) CCD sensor replacement part to get results for suppliers of the part.

Good Luck with your repair.

Nikon Camera Repair

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Thanks, that helps. From what you say it's probably the CCD sensor. What this means is another question! but I feel progress has been made :)


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