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In menu option C.Fn-12 you can choose to switch the display off (or on) when you switch on the camera. The display stays off even if you switch of and on the camera.
Press the button <DISP> and switch off the camera, while the settings for recording are on the screen. After you switch on the camera, the LCD screen will be switched on again.
Please refer toy your english manual, I had to translate, because I don't have the English version.
The green LED is called the memory acces lamp. When you switch off the camera is will write back the last changes. when you switch the camera on and off, the light ususaly will stay off, because nothing has changed. When you remove the card en put in another the LED will flash again. At least my D7000 with 2 card slots will do so, because someting changed and the system will write that into the memory.
Thanks for your reply
Out of frustration I was sitting looking at the camera and thought to try all buttons and see what hapenned. On the righthand side of the camera in the bottom left position is a button marked display. Normally during live display mode, you can either switch the screen on or of by pressing this button (to conserve the batteries). If the camera is powered off and then on again, the screen automatically is in live display screen active mode again. For some reason my display remained off. When I depressed this button once after switching the camera on - voyla! The display worked again in live viewing mode. I do not know whether the screen is supposed to stay in the off mode when powered down in live display off mode even when it is switched off and then back on again or not, but the previous times I did, it was automatically on when powered up again.
So, before repairing your camera, please make sure that it is actually broken - refrain from making a fool of yourself like I did.
Thanks once again for your support
Regards - notsobroken
I have the same problem. Took it apart for troubleshooting. Found that if I disconnect the ribbon cable between the display driver circuit board and the LCD panel, I can turn on power and it will stay on. I can turn it on and off with the power switch. With the LCD panel cable connected, Power turns on (power light blinks) then apparently a fault with the LCD panel causes the power supply to shutdown. At this point the power switch does nothing. Now the big question is "Can you purchase a LCD panel?" If so, it probably costs more than a new monitor. Hope this was helpful.