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No image in viewfinder

When i turn on my camera i see all the display images,and after this cycle is complete i attempt to take a photo but there is no image on the display screen...i am at a loss to explain this can anyone help me ?,i have tried all the various suggestions in the uses manual,but nothing works.

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It sounds as though the shudders not opening.. Now one very easy test is to after you turn it on is to tapp the lens a few times OOHH NOT SO hard!! just lightly to see in the veiwfinder if theres ant reaction If not unless you wanna take it apart and probably see nothin g out of the ordinary (LIKE the old check engine lite so you pull over and open the hood and check the engine?? what did you find?? was it still there LOL) no my point is that you wont be able to find something if your not sure on whats supose to be there But its great if you can fix it any who. See if this helps. Sonys tech # 800-488-7669 good luck

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