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Lcd screen black

Bought this puppy off e-bay. Everything worked when I test drove it. Next time around, the LCD screen is black. Image in eye viewfinder, plays back on computer, etc. HAve tried reset. Nothing in manual. Is there a button I'm missing? Is it repairable?
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  • cameramateur Sep 20, 2008

    Thanks Viper, But it is the same on battery or AC. Yes, I checked the lens cap. It works through the viewfinder - all on-screen info is present.

  • cameramateur Sep 20, 2008

    Off/on lcd screen makes sense. I found an lcd tab in menu, "lcd set". "yes" or "no.' Push YES, and got a couple of sliders. Can't leave it on YES, if that's even necessary...

  • cameramateur Sep 21, 2008

    IS there a lcd on/off particular to this model?

  • cameramateur Oct 05, 2008

    NEver heard from nobody "bout "where is the backlight on/off button.
    Thanks...


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IF you want you can try to reset this unit to bring everything back to its default settings if incase this is just some problem with the settings of the camera that is causing this problem...

Hope that helps.........

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

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Do you have it set to camera mode there is no power saving mode for it. it might be burnned out contact the seller of the camera and let him know whats going on because most likely youll have to return it i know that sucks

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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What about the backlight for the LCD screen??

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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    yadayada Oct 05, 2008

    There is no switch for the back-lite, it is part of the automatic battery saver circuit, this will require repair by an authorized repair station.

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Go into the menu of that camera and look for the setting to turn on the lcd screen or turn it off... it's a battery saving feature on most cameras

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Posted on Sep 20, 2008

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Try taking battery out then back in also check to see if you don't have the lends cap on

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There seems issue with the data cabel that run to the lcd. this new and in warrenty . so return it .

Posted on Sep 20, 2008

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    Legin Varghese Sep 20, 2008

    there is no issue with the camcorder the only problem is with the data cable, it runs thought the hinge. If you can open the unit to check for damage or it could be even be a loose connection.

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