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VIEWFINDER IS BLACK

CAN'T SEE ANYTHING THROUGH VIEWFINDER

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  • wkkerley Dec 25, 2008

    i cant see anything through the viewfinder

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Oops might have left the lenscap on.. Is the battery charged? usually the viefinder goes dark when the battery is dead/drained.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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When i open my camera to take a picture all i get is a black view. i cannot see anything on the display or through the view finder.


Does your camera also have an optical viewfinder? If so, chances are that you accidentally pressed the button that turns the screen off to save battery power. You would then use the optical viewfinder in its place. For your model camera, read the user manual to find out where this button is. On Canon cameras, it's usually a little button labeled DISP or DISPLAY. Just press it oonce to turn the screen back on again.
But if the above doesn't help, have you tried downloading photos taken when the screen is black? Are these photos also black? If so, chances are in this case that you are experiencing a stuck shutter. This is also very easy to remedy (see this).

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Hi Suddenly my g11 is blind lcd is working but camera doesn't see anything lcd is black in all modes like electronic courtain does not open exposing sensor all other functions are seems to be...


There is two ways to view your "taking picture" with the LCD and with the viewfinder, you can shut the LCD off to save battery power and use the viewfinder and that is what I think has happened. a touch of the DISP button and it will switch from the LCD to the viewfinder. here is a diagram

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With you saying the LCD is working for functions but not for taking pictures this is what I suspect is the problem.

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My Canon 300D SLR will turn on, and led display comes up saying battery is full and yet when you go to take a photo you cant see anything but black through the lens.


Obvious Questions, but you didn't supply the information.....:

1. Is the lens cap off?
2. Are you looking through the viewfinder? You will *NOT* be able to use the LCD screen as a viewfinder.

Otherwise, there is always a light path through the lens to the viewfinder, so....

1. Have you tried a different lens?
2. Have you checked the mirror is down?

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Most likely it is a mechanical failure such that the reflection mirror does not return back to its normal position, then blocking any light to the viewfinder.

Check this by unmounting the lens. If so, you may have to consider a repair operation.

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Is there a little black wheel or anything beside the optical viewfinder that turns? If there is, turn it until the image comes into focus.

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