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Re: Camera display setting
Do not believe the lcd will show you the image in the field of view. only the image when taken. the new eos1markIII will, but cost about 5500 on sale, usually about 7k. (worth every penny, if you are going to read the manual and use all the information to create exactly the image you desire.) photography is a field that is fun and easy with point and shoot cameras. to be more creative, it takes some self discipline with study of the tool you are using to capture what you want. most of us just buy a camera and try to guess our way through. you will get dramatically better results if you spend the time to study the manual. ask questions. your manual will advise you on the uses of the rear lcd. good luck mark
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Need more info. Does the menu display? Then LCD probably good. If the menu does not display, then LCD (or its driver circuitry) is probably bad. Not display after taking a photo? Or not display when you push the arrow button to turn on display. Check to make sure card is in camera. Set menu to factory default to make sure some setting in the custom functions isn't turning off the LCD. Also check the brightness level.
Not much to go on. I hear a lot about white screens, but don't know what it looks like. Cold be the LED's on the back are lightning and no info is send to the screen. Did you try to change the settings? sometimes the screen is switched off, to save power. Press the display button several times. It is on the top of the control button on the back.
If you take a picture, do you get an image on the memory card? Perhaps you only can see it on the PC.
If you don't get an image (or just a white image) your sensor could be damaged.
I have checked to see if I can simulate your problem on my D70.
There are no settings on the Set-up menu to turn off the display.
The display should show for a minimum of 6 seconds after a phot is taken.
You can reduce the screen brightness but that will not turn it completely black.
I presume you have eliminated all other possibilities by changing batteries, card, lens etc..
If so, it would suggest an LCD screen failure which would necessitate a repair by a Nikon agent.
You mean the LCD on the back of the camera right? The image that shows up (playback) can have the duration changed in the menu settings, it may have been turned off which is a choice as well that mode (not having the LCD on) extends shooting time which used to be a problem with the earl D70 and the earlier battery type. The D80 doesn't have that issue, try experimenting with how much time you really need to have the display on, if you shoot and like to show the image to people set it longer or just hit the playback a couple of times as you are showing people.
It could be a loose LCD connection carefully take off the back and lift the LCD very carfully you will see the ribbon cable lift the tab take out the LCD and reinsert it and push the tab back down. If this does not fix it you might have a damaged main board its one or the other.
press the "disp" button in your camera twice or thrice. even if the display is not coming means check if the lens cover is opening in front of camera. if its open and display s not getting displayed means try to reset the camera. Have you tried a hard reset on their camera by removing the main
power batteries for 60 seconds and the reinserting them as if it were
the first time power up. This may not fix your particular problem, but
when the processor that runs all of the electronic features of the
camera gets confused, this is the best way to clear its confusion. even if problem is not cleared take it to service centre.
If you turn on the back LCD, the electronic viewfinder will remain on while in a shooting mode. There is no setting on the camera to use only the back LCD monitor while shooting. If you playback images in the Play mode, only the LCD monitor will turn on. However, if you press the Monitor button while in the Play mode, than the back LCD monitor will turn off. The image will display only in the viewfinder LCD.