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Dropped the Camera and now only shows dark "lowlight" screen/recording.

I recently had an accident and dropped the camera while it was off ( I tripped while carrying while off). When I went to turn it on to check to see if there were problems, the view in camera mode and when recorded was a dark "low light" looking version of what was supposed to be normal. I was wondering if I need to bring this camera in for repairs, or if when dropped some buttons were pressed, altering its normal state. How can I fix this, as quickly as possible?

** I also tried to reset all the settings. It did nothing.

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Re: Dropped the Camera and now only shows dark "lowlight"...

Please check to see if the iris is hung in the lens. Impact damage can cause the damper motor to get stuck which controls the iris in the lens. This can be repaired by removal of the lens and freeing the iris vane assy, but this should only be done by a qualified service tech.

Hope this helps,

J. Weibel

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

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