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When i look thru the viewfinder i see a circle and the picture i take is also a circle

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digital cameras are replacing alot of film camera, but some die hards like film because of special feature.

Any electronics has a power switch. The power comes from a battery (or batteries) and the must be charged.
Look for a button with a green marking on it or a circle with a small vertical line inside of it.
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Blinking circle when i try to take a picture


The camera is cannot confirm focus, so it locks up. Try changing the button on the lens to M. Manually focus the lens on something and take a picture. Move the button back to A (autofocus). It should work ok.
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A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open).

To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see the following for further info and a simple fix that may help:

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If its inside the viewfinder, then you'll really need to take it in for a repair, but bear in mind, that will require disassembly and that will likely run you $75-$100, which is more than a used X370 goes for on eBay.

One thing I would check is the underside of the focussing screen as maybe it is on there. Remove the lens and then look thru the viewfinder. If you still see the spot, then its in the body and not in the lens.

Look inside at the underside of the prism - thats where the focussing screen is. Do not touch the screen with any cleaning fluid or your finger. instead, grab something fairly stiff but pliable, like the straw on the edge of a dust blower. and gently rub the general area on the screen where the spot might be. Then blow the area with air to clean it all up. Look thru the viewfinder again and see if that got it.

Its pretty rare for dust to get inside the viewfinders unless they had previously been open for a repair, so theres a good chance its stuck to the focussing screen. Don't touch it with solution or your finger though as the screen can be damaged easily.

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Shutter sticking open


Hey jimicricket,
The mirror is what reflects what the lens is seeing up to the viewfinder, and if it is sticking in the up position that is why you can't see anything sometimes thru the viewfinder. I would have the camera looked at by an authorized service technician, and it's possible that it just needs a good cleaning.

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