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Lcd/viewfinder THe LCD screen looks as if there is a shutter, for lack of a better description, nearly closed. Only a sliver of view is available. It appears that way with both the picture taking and playback mode. The eyepiece looks different than normal, but at least can be used. Photos come out just fine. The same thing happened last week, and then all of a sudden it was OK. Did I mistakenly change a setting? Any suggestions? Thank you!

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Is the lens cover completely retracted? Look at it.

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I have received a Dimage Z6 as a gift as well and experienced the same problem. The manual page 17 (mine is Danish) says in a callout how to switch off the LCD screen - hold the flash button while pressing the I+ button until the image appears in the viewfinder (the red diode is lit).

How to get the image back to the LCD screen? Hold the flash button while you press the MENU, QV and I+ buttons sequentially. MENU - wait for the beep, then QV - wait for the beep, then press I+ until the image reappears on the LCD-screen (the red diode is lit). If the screen is in playback mode, press MENU briefly to get it on-line.

With MENU > SETUP > power save you may play with the timing. I have found out how to the LCD-screen on at POWER ON. I have to switch from the viewfinder each time.

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Anders
Copenhagen, Denmark

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

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