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No viewfinder image

This Sharp Jet Zoom 12 Model VL-L310U had been used very little, in storage mostly and up to now worked very well. The battery finally quit holding a charge after about 6-7 years. Here is my problem description below.

I have no image in the view finder. I have connected it to AC/DC power and tried it with and without a VHS tape. It powers up ok on the VHS functions and all else seems ok, except for a flashing camcorder & key icon that flashes in the side window near the auto lock button. Page 16 of the owner's manual refers to this as an "alarm indicator" and says to "follow the alarm immediately" by going to page 17 where there is no mention of this issue.

Any ideas? Thanks, Bill Jacobs.

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I wish I had an solution ..having same problem...do you have pdf for manual ...might be able to figure out.....

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1. READ YOUR CAMERA MANUAL before taking any photographs.
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8. Bring the camera up to your eye and look through the viewfinder. Positioning the target mark in the center of the viewfinder on your subject will assure that it will be in focus.
9. Push the zoom lever toward W (wide angle) to shoot wide-angle shots or push it toward the T (telephoto) to zoom in.
10. Press the shutter button half way down gently and confirm that the green light next to the viewfinder is illuminated.
11. Press the shutter button all the way down. You'll hear a beep when you take a picture. Wait until the green light stops flashing before taking another one. Remember, digital cameras have a slight delay that traditional cameras don't since it takes a second to save the image to your camera's storage media card.
12. Turn off the camera. Your new photograph should appear on your camera's LCD screen.
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1. Use the viewfinder to compose your photograph, not the LCD screen, which will severely drain your battery power. Use your LCD screen only when shooting close-up photographs.
2. Hold your camera steady. Sometimes, the least amount of movement will cause your photo to be slightly blurred. Purchase a very small tripod so that you can provide extra stability for your camera. Also, if there isn't enough light (indoors or outdoors), make sure to use your camera's flash.
3. Experiment with your camera's features and take notes so that you can learn what works for you. Do this before you plan to use it for an important family event or trip.

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