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Re: Screen is black
This suggests the back light has failed.
Depends on the age of the camera -if recent purchase and under warranty send it back to the seller.
A reapir I would think for an older camera would be expensive - a new camers is a better bet
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Why do lots of people think a defective device will be healed with a reset? A camera, only has a microprocessor and a little program that runs from a flash memory. When something goes wrong in the ram part of the memory while running the program only one kind of reset exists. Just switch of the camera and one step extra, remove the battery. After replacing the battery and switching on, all software errors should be solved. Any hardware error will stay as it was.
Most settings, like switching off the display will stay as they were.
Perhaps you try pressing the display button several times, and look if the screen (display) will give what you expect.
Don't forget, if it works.
the image in the LCD monitor will darken in strong sunlight or bright light. This is normal occurrrence in device CCDs and does not contitute a malfunction. This image will not be recoded when shooting still photos, but it will be recorded wihen shooting movies.Read you owner manual and adjust the MENU, according with your o. manual.Otherwise you must go the repair shop God bless you
Your have a "Display" button that toggles thru different display modes .. one of the modes turns off the LCD backlight .. that useful if you are in bright light and dont need the backlight .. you have a very nice "transflective" display that works great in bright light without the backlight ... you can get more shots with the backlight turned off on each battery charge .(about 25% more) .
so each time you operate the display mode button you will get a different display .. one shows a hystogram .. one turns off the backlight and one puts the camera in a normal mode ..
if everything is working right then even with the backlight turned off you should be able to go outside or any brightly lighted area and see the picture on the screen ..
If you press the display button it might make the pictures show up. I went on a trip to NYC last year right after i bought this camera and suddenly the pics weren't displaying and i was bummed because i thought that i had broke but after :( the trip i figured out that that was what the problem was.
Just had the same problem (black display). I moved my hand in front of it and took pictures of things but nothing happened. Then my girlfriend tried to point it to a lamp, and all-of-a-sudden it kinda woke up from a screensaver or something. So weird, but it worked. Perhaps it needs enough light in order to start using the display and lens. I couldn't take any pictures when the LCD was black. So, try pointing it towards a strong light source before you break your camera.