My daughter dropped her camera. It reviews previously taken pictures fine on the lcd screen, but it will not view through the lens to take new pictures. I can faintly see images if I look closely, but they do not take where you can see them.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
This is a camera problem. Are the stripes just on the screen or are they actually on the pictures when you download them to a computer or try to print them? If just on the screen, the screen may be cracked or the ribbon cable connecting the screen to the motherboard may be dislodged. Can you review previous (before the fall) pictures and can you see the menu items without stripes?...If so, then the screen is ok and the problem is deeper inside the camera.
Which is it? The LCD will not show anything, or it will show previously taken pictures? Does it show menus when you press the MENU button? The D80's LCD will not show pictures before you take them. The LCD is for menus, shooting information, and reviewing pictures already taken. You must use the viewfinder for composing your pictures. The LiveView capability which lets you use the LCD for composing is a recent development in DSLRs. Nikon introduced it to their product line with the D3 and D300, released years after the D80.
Your lens can not open the shutter, or CCD is dead. If you kept your camera in your pocket, most likely fine dust got in the lens and ultimetly between the shutter blades and now due to friction they can't open. But if you kept your camera clean, then it is dead CCD. You can have it fixed by replacing the CCD or the entire lens, but in particular this SD1000 camera the main board components can go wrong too. You can sell it "as is" on ebay for $50-70 and buy a working one for 80-90, the difference would be $20-30.
On the EVOLT E-300 it is not a camera that has a live view LCD screen that will allow you to see the image before it is taken. You must take the image with viewfinder only and only use the LCD screen for review purposes. This is how the camera was designed.