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Monitor on the back of the camera is locked up. Monitor on-off button does nothing, none of the left hand buttons work, selector button does not work. However when I turn the camera on I do get images on the screen, but they are locked.

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SOURCE: Can't get the monitor to work while composing shots

Because your camera is a digital SLR you cannot ( physically impossible ) preview 'live' images prior to the shutter being released . The reason is that the device generating the image viz. CCD sensor is behind a CLOSED shutter so it 'sees ' nothing and hence thre is no picture available to be displayed on the monitor. It is only when you activate the shutter that the CCD sensor can come on line and capture/generate an image which is available always only after you shoot.

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With the power off, hold the camera in your palm and smack the front of the camera on your leg or arm. You might have to smack it a few time to get it to work. It has to do with the camera CDD lense (shuttle) being stuck. By smacking it around, it will free up the lense. Being extra gentle with it though. It worked for me. Hope this help.

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SOURCE: Nikon D50 lcd problem

I'm sure that the auction/sale has ended for this, but I'll go ahead and answer it. Yes, it could be a simple loose/broken cable. But when it comes to cameras, is that a good thing? Something had to jar that cable. Nikon builds are strong, possibly the strongest. The guy who owns that camera was probably very rough with it, and therefore MUCH more could possibly be wrong it (fractures, scratches, etc.)

I bought my d50 used, but the guy I bought it from was smart enough to take SEVERAL pictures, including that of the glass, the mirror, display, everything. I had the option of buying a d50 for $150, and all it had wrong with it was a crack going along the outside of the analog lcd and down part of the camera. Problem was, how hard did he drop it? He might have even knocked the internals around!

Save yourself headaches, and most probably expensive future investments, and be sure what you're buying is in mint condition (body scratches and general wear on rubber grips, etc. aside). Most people who own SLRs (with exceptions to some professionals) cradle their cameras like it's their baby.

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SOURCE: can't turn off/disable optimize image screen- nikon d80

Ok, all you need to do is:

1.Hold the camera normally like you would take a picture.

2.Turn it on and review a picture.

3. While looking at a picture, take your index (pointer) finger and rotate the front "wheel" right under the shutter release button. This switches the viewing mode, and should solve your problem.


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SOURCE: image screen on nikon d40 won't stay on

You have a short in your button board in your camera or a bad button board. Send into Nikon to repair. You can also look on Ebay for the part if your technical skills are up to self repair.

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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How do I turn flash on and off?


The multi selector is the round control on the rear of the camera with the OK button in its center.
The flash mode button is the top button on the selector, it has a lightning flash icon.

Press the flash mode button on the multi selector.
Highlight the desired mode and press the center of the multi selector.

The flash modes are:
AUTO; Flash fires automatically when lighting is poor.
AUTO WITH RED-EYE REDUCTION; Reduces "red eye" in portraits.
OFF; Flash will not fire even when lighting is poor.
FILL FLASH; Flash fires whenever picture is taken. Use to "fill-in" (illuminate) shadows and back-lit subjects.
SLOW SYNC; Flash illuminates mainsubject; slow shutter speeds are used to capture background at night or under dim light

The selected flash mode icon appears at the top of the monitor.

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There can be many causes, why the buttons don't work as the should. Also a bad connection, on a PCB or flat cable can be the cause.
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Press cursor-down (marked with a one-handed clock) to bring up the self-timer menu, use cursor-left/right to select the desired delay, then press the MENU/OK button. Start the self-timer by pressing the shutter release button as usual.

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OSD Lock Function: To lock the OSD, press and hold the Left button while the monitor is off and then press power button to turn the monitor on. To un-lock the OSD - press and hold the Left button while the monitor is off and then press power button to turn the monitor on.

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If nothing else it should pop up when you put the camera in A or M or S and then press the flash button on the side. It might or might not fire, depending on the light available, but it should for certain pop up. When you do this, you should hear a click and the flash should pop up. If you hear the click and it doesn't pop up, then it's jammed or glued or somehow being mechanically prevented from coming up.

In Auto modes, you can select the flash to off with the side button and the back rotary selector. This is where the flash symbol with the slash through it tells you the flash is off. If you push the flash button in Auto modes with the flash selected off, it won't pop up.

There are also some things the D70 can do to control external flash units that may be set abnormally.

The best way to make sure those aren't messing you up is to select "reset to default". That will take the camera back to a base setup that should work.

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The symptoms you're describing could be caused by either the "Fireworks" special scene selection mode, or manual mode with too much exposure compensation. Look at your mode selector (back of the camera, upper left hand corner). Is the mode set to the still image setting (pointing at the liittle red camera)? Or is it set to special scene selection (SCN)?

If you are unintentionally in SCN mode, to get it out of "Fireworks", just turn the mode selector dial to select "still image" (pointing at the little red camera). Or you can also select an SCN mode more appropriate for outdoors. Just turn the dial to SCN, press the FUNC button, then press the left/right arrow buttons to select Portrait, Beach, Snow etc...

But if your mode selector is already in still image selection, then check to make sure that you're not in "Manual" picture mode. Turn the mode selector dial to "still picture mode" (pointing at the little red camera), then press the "FUNC" button. Now look at the bottom of the screen. If it says "Manual", press the "left" button controller once to select and put the camera in "Auto" still picture mode.

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link to your manual, it tells us that we have a winding motor problem, I would do as you have done, so I would ensure that batterys are in great shape, the only other thing I could suggest is to try to turn the winding motor by hand in case it is just locked up. Failing that I presume the motor has died and needs replacement.

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If the error message is on the left hand side of your LCD monitor then your shutter is not coming on line and it might be the 'reset' switch in the back cover locking mechanism that needs replacing. If the error message is on the right hand side of the monitor then this is because the F - stop on your lens is not set to highest setting ( 16 or 22 ) . Set your lens to highest setting and check again to see if error ( FEE ? ) disapears.

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