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LCD screen turns off when back in body

When I turn the LCD around to face the front of the camera, the image is upside down - is this normal? Also when the LCD is pressed back into the camera body with the screen facing out , it turns the screen off. To me this seems bizarre, again is it normal? Anybody help?

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  • Ctara Nov 26, 2007

    My camera's LCD screen turns off when pushed back into the body of the camera, it hasn't always done this and sometimes will actually stay on. The screen will also blank out/go black while it is away from the body. Sometimes I can get it to show an image if I rotate it slowly, but usually it blinks in and out of showing an image. What part needs to be replaced to fix this?

  • terry-y Dec 22, 2007

    I have the same problem. When the LCD is positioned to face towards the front of the camera, the image is upside down. Also, when the LCD is positined so that you can return it to it's normal closed position but still see the screen, the screen goes blank. I tried to update the firmware,but its already current.

  • Arthur Jay
    Arthur Jay May 01, 2017

    I took the cover off where the screen is hinged,and use a little 'switch cleaner' (From an aerosol tin) Worked a treat...Everything back to normal.

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We had a similar problem. If you remove the cover to the place where the LCD hinges, you will find two little wires broken off. These attach to a black touch sensor resting in the lcd screen. It comes out easily and without issue. WIth the two wires torn, the camera does not recognize that the LCD display has been turned around. It turns the screen off because it believes you have the LCD screen pointed inward towards the body of the camera. A small extension for the wires and a soldering iron solved that set of problems.

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