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My screen My camera will playback the videos through the eye and the door with the sreen built in.But when i try to film isee nothing through the eye and side screen just a screen that looks the same all the time..like a blank wall.

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If the camera can record images, and they do not show in the viewfinder while the recording is being done, the fault may be the following:


My answer will be generic to almost all video cameras in general.

On the circuit board where the viewfinder control is done, there is an IC and some electronics for this process. It is possible that this IC or something in the related circuits is not working properly, or there is a bad ribbon cable, or a cold solder connection.

The first thing to do before bringing the camera for service, is to check the menus if you can see them. Make sure that there is no option turn on in order to use an external viewfinder while the camera is in the record mode. If you cannot view the camera setup menu check for a mechanical switch on the side, or back of the camera, or in a compartment for this option. If all else fails, then there is a fault condition.

Also read through the instruction manual, and through the fault sections.

Jerry G.

Posted on May 02, 2008

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