Coolpix 5400 problem - dead sensor?

Started Apr 25, 2006 | Discussions thread
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H3AdBaBY New Member • Posts: 6
Coolpix 5400 problem - dead sensor?

My two year old Coolpix 5400 has suddenly developed a problem. It was working fine until a week ago. I turned it on and discovered I could not see anything on the LCD other than the usual technical data. I took a few photos and while the camera appears to know that shots were taken, there is absolutely no image, just a solid black.

A quick search on eBay turned up three 5400's with the same symptoms - powers up fine, but no LCD preview and won't capture images.

Is this a known problem? Anything I can do to repair it myself? Is it worth sending to Nikon repair?

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