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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Re: No image in viewfinder
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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Did you try pressing the display button several times? in both viewing mode and record mode? Cycle through all display modes, s you get used to the button, so it does not trow you off when it happens again.
This symptom may occur in cameras with an optical viewfinder. These
cameras have a power save feature that turns OFF the display after about 2 seconds. Simply press the DISP button to cycle this
mode OFF or ON.
If that doesn't help, then most likely it is a faulty CCD sensor. If it is under warranty, its best to get it replaced. You will have to get the camera serviced if it is not under warranty.
You can find details about authorized service centers and out of warranty repairs HERE.
Sounds like you just accidentally pressed the DISP or DISPLAY button on the back of your camera. This turns the screen on and off in photo mode to save batteries (you'd then use the optical viewfinder in its place). Just press the button one more time with the camera turned on.
Click the "disp" button. The display of the camera has been turned off in the LCD screen but you can still use the viewfinder, this functionality is just for those who prefer to use the viewfinder instead of the LCD screen.
The D40 works the same way SLRs have worked for the past half century. Only recently have dSLRs acquired a "Live-View" capability, where you see the image on the LCD monitor instead of through the viewfinder.
I realize this probably wasn't the answer you wanted to see, but that's the way it is.
Cycled through display options, still couldn't get viewfinder image. Checked images already on card, and they showed OK, so screen operating properly. Went back to viewfinder mode, got lots of horizontal lines across screen. Realised I could do no more, so took camera to shop it was bought from, who checked it and said it had an electronic problem that neededprofessional repair facility, so camera has gone for an estimate of repair cost.
There is no picture or a black screen appears in the viewfinder or LCD when attempting to record.
this procedure to troubleshoot if there is no picture or a black screen
appears in the viewfinder or LCD when attempting to record.
each of these steps represents a possible solution to this issue, check
the viewfinder or LCD status after completing each step.
may be necessary to refer to the operating instructions provided with
the camcorder for information on how to perform a task on your specific
Ensure the lens cap on the front of the camcorder has been removed.
Ensure a fully-charged battery is inserted in the camcorder.
Ensure the STANDBY/LOCK switch is set to the STANDBY position.
Turn on the camcorder and set it to the CAMERA mode.
Look to see if an image can be seen in the viewfinder or LCD.
Some camcorders have both a viewfinder and LCD. To conserve power, the
viewfinder and LCD will not display at the same time. To use the
viewfinder, the LCD must be closed.
Does the play back show any of the pictures you have taken before? are you sure the little lens cover is opening? there is a shield that closes down to keep the lens protected from debris and finger prints. Sometimes they can get jammed and not open. Tap on the front of the lens see if it opens.
Switch it to auto mode if its not in auto mode.
If you turn on the back LCD, the electronic viewfinder will remain on while in a shooting mode. There is no setting on the camera to use only the back LCD monitor while shooting. If you playback images in the Play mode, only the LCD monitor will turn on. However, if you press the Monitor button while in the Play mode, than the back LCD monitor will turn off. The image will display only in the viewfinder LCD.