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LCD Monitor The LCD turned white and I don?t know why. It doesn?t show the view. Can somebody help me to find out what is going on? Thank you

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Re: LCD Monitor

Hello Anubis, This may be happening from 2 reasons. First and most probable you have a corrupted firmware (the camera's basic software and/or operating system). This happens pretty often with cameras and sometimes it can happen just out of nowhere, just like that, for no aparent reason. In this case you will need to have the camera's firmware rewritten at a service center. It isn't an expensive repair and it's most safer then trying to write the firmware yourself. They have the original firmware versions, without bugs and such things. Another posible reason is a hardware failure somewhere between the lcd controller (a chip that renders everything you see on the screen) and the camera's processor. Yet again, this requires service intervention, because camera's are delicate equipments, and must be dissasembled with special tools and care. However if this is the case, a service center will most likely ask you if you want to buy a whole mainboard for the camera. This can get pretty expensive. Before going to a service center try to hard-reset the camera, sometimes it can be that simple. If you need more informations on this or have another question please reply and I will came back to assist. Good luck.

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You can view pictures in the folder when connected the camera at pc monitor? but cannot take pictures or movies... the LCD stays blank?
If this answer is yes, could be a problem with the CCD image sensor, if no, your LCD display go to bad and will need replacement.

Check this interesting article about bad CCDs.

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I have a Sony DSLR A-300 and the lcd screen on the back of the camera goes white when I take pictures. How to fix this?

The camera has live-view, so is the LCD always white? Can you play back old pictures or view menus properly? Do your pictures turn out white or are they ok?

If it's always white and you can't see anything, you need the LCD replaced or the cable going from the main PCB to the LCD replaced. 99% likely the LCD, not the cable.

If you can playback old pictures and view menus... but NEW pictures turn out white then it's not a problem with the LCD screen at all, it's the CMOS or something else.

Without knowing more detail it's hard to say exactly what's wrong, but it definitely sounds like the camera needs repair.


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I have a white screen and cant view pictures or able to take pictures


First verify that you didn't just accidentally turn off the LCD. To check, turn the camera on and press the "DISPLAY" or "DISP" button once. One other thing to check is that faded pictures can sometimes be caused by a stuck shutter. Potential symptoms may also include purple scratchy lines showing up on the LCD monitor and the camera's pictures. Other reported symptoms may be extremely distorted images (one reader likened them to the movie "Grudge"). Or blank or black pictures or black videos with good sound being recorded on the camera's flash card. You may suspect that the camera's shutter is not opening, but this is not the case. Note that the camera's menu functions should show up without any problem. Please note that your camera must be experiencing these symptoms due to a faulty CCD, and not due to other problems. Note that they're going to look for dings and dents. This is a CCD failure and in some cases had been subject to a recall. Contact Casio support-this may be one of the recalls and replacement camera could be on its way. They will do it for free of cost.

Thank you!!

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L have changed the batteries l can see the green light flashing but l cant view the monitor,,is blank....totally black,,,what shall l do,,,,please help....thank you.....

Two things. One is the lcd is out and needs replacement or hopefully you accidently turned it off or the batteries got too low and the camera turn it off to save power. I don't have the manual in front of me so you will probably find out how to turn it back on under the config menu.

The display going out is common but the repair cost is not cheap so if you don;t have warrenty make sure the repair cost isn;t going to be more than buying a new camera.

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Squeezing where the logo actually worked for me!
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Do you mean you can't see live view on LCD monitor to shoot picture? please let me know.

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NO LCD display when shooting with brand new D40 ><

Most DSLRs (like the Nikon D50) don't have live view. In other words, in order to see the picture you must take it first.

About the auto review off, go to menu, "pencil" submenu, and the option is there (scroll until you see it)

With respect, you should read the manual. It's very comprehensive and needed. :)

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Try playing back pictures you know were captured properly ( either with another properly working camera or with your camera before the problem with quality has appeared ). If the image is ok in playback but 'noisy' in capture mode then the CCD sensor is faulty /on its way out. Ask Canon if they repair CCD faults on this model free of charge.

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Monitor screen lights up but no image or menu can be seen

If the screen won't show anything then you are going to have to send it in and have Casio look at it. More than likely the LCD is going out but just hasn't "gone" completely. Give them a call at 800-706-2534 and then option 2 and tell them that your lcd is going out and they'll tell you the closest place to send it.

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