Question about Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z1 Digital Camera
I have had the Z1 for several years, and enjoy it a lot! However, suddenly this evening it will not let me use the viewfinder mode. It works fine using the LCD screen but I don't want to use that mode. When I switch between the 2 modes the LCD blacks out for a moment but then comes back on without letting me use the view finder mode.
That is amazing!! It worked!! Thank you Zorn!
Posted on May 31, 2008
I did the same thing. Turn on the camera in viewfinder mode. Turn it off and hold it upside down in your hand. Smack the bottom of the camera several times (I did like five) with your palm. Turn it back over. Turn it on. Check the viewfinder. The first two times I did it, I could only see a sliver of light in the top of the viewfinder. After the third time, I heard a noise like the shutter noise, and voila! It worked! Yeah! I love this camera and I prefer viewfinder mode, so this is a real blessing! Thank you to whoever posted this fix.
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
I thought this was a mickey take....but it has worked on mine too!!
But that all things could be fixed by giving them a smacked arse!!
Posted on Jul 27, 2008
Hey it worked thanx.
Posted on Jun 21, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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This is usually caused by a defective CCD image sensor and can be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.
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