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Viewfinder not coming on!

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.

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  • nuvz Feb 02, 2008

    This is the second time that the viewfinder has stopped working on our Dimage z1. I would love to be able to fix it myself, as it seems as if it is a connection issue. Any suggestions?

  • janet20d Dec 25, 2008

    view finder does not turn on

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I found this "solution" on another site and it actually worked!
Turn the camera upside down. Now, with the device off, tap it a few times in your hand. Now, turn the device on in the viewfinder mode. Tap it again if the viewfinder isn't active.

Posted on May 31, 2008

  • AmyR Sep 16, 2015

    I can't believe it. I usually don't subscribe to the bang it to fix it camp, but when others said it worked, too, I tried it. It worked! It didn't work the first time but when someone said they had to do it two or three times, I tried again. Thinking my small hand might not be as powerful as others, I then used my fist. It worked!

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That is amazing!! It worked!! Thank you Zorn!

Posted on May 31, 2008

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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

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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!!

Many thanks.

Trussers

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

Hey it worked thanx.

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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