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White screen when I am shooting outdoors my viewfinder and screen are white like it is letting too much light in or something because if I put my hand really close and I am outdoors (daylight) I can see it. Any suggestions?

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Did you buy the camera used or new. Often people who have faulty cameras will sell them off cheap and run. Leaving the owner with the problems.

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