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I can't see anything in the viewfinder or the LCD screen in the camera position with a fully charged battery. The lens cover is OFF.

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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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When in video recording mode LCD screen and viewfinder are black when the lens cap is off.


It could one of a few problems:

1. The viewfinder is pulled out and "PRIORITY" is set to "FINDER".

Push the viewfinder back in or set "PRIORITY" to "LCD".

2. The LCD monitor's brightness setting is too dark.

Adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor.

3. If the monitor is tilted upward 180 degrees, open the monitor fully.

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If no image in viewfinder then mirror is in lock up position ( take lens off and inspect. Put fully charged battery in and see if the camera will unlock ). If no image on LCD screen then either shutter is not working or CCD sensor is faulty or CF card is not storing images ( card faulty or camera faulty ). In any case camera should probably go to Nikon.

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MPN Capture 1300 Key Features Resolution 1.3 Megapixel LCD Screen Size 1.5 in. Digital Zoom 2x Lens Interchangeable Lens Not Interchangeable Lenses Focus Type Fixed Focus Image Quality Image Sensor Type CMOS Camera Resolution 1.3 Megapixel Image Resolutions 640 x 480 • 320 x 240 • 176 x 144 Exposure Control Aperture Range f3 (w) Storage Memory Type CompactFlash Card Type I Built-in Memory Size 8 MB Compression Modes Fine • SuperFine • Normal Compression Type JPEG Flash Flash Type Built-In Flash Functions Flash Off • Auto Flash • Fill-in Flash Viewfinder / Display Viewfinder Optical LCD Screen With LCD Screen LCD Protected Position Without LCD Protected Position Interfaces Interface Type USB Power Supply Battery Type 4 x AA Batteries Included Features Built-in MP3 Player Unknown Built-in Microphone Without Built-in Microphone Built-in Speaker Without Built-in Speaker Tripod Mount With Tripod Mount System Requirements Operating System Microsoft Windows 2000 • Microsoft Windows 98 • Microsoft Windows ME • Microsoft Windows NT • Microsoft Windows XP Warranty Warranty 1 Year Miscellaneous Included Accessories 4 x AA Batteries • Software • USB Cable • Hand Strap UPC 647499779101

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Follow this procedure to troubleshoot if there is no picture or a black screen appears in the viewfinder or LCD when attempting to record.
NOTES:
* Because each of these steps represents a possible solution to this issue, check the viewfinder or LCD status after completing each step.
* It may be necessary to refer to the operating instructions provided with the camcorder for information on how to perform a task on your specific model.
1. Ensure the lens cap on the front of the camcorder has been removed.
2. Ensure a fully-charged battery is inserted in the camcorder.
3. Ensure the STANDBY/LOCK switch is set to the STANDBY position.
4. Turn on the camcorder and set it to the CAMERA mode.
5. Look to see if an image can be seen in the viewfinder or LCD.
IMPORTANT: Some camcorders have both a viewfinder and LCD. To conserve power, the viewfinder and LCD will not display at the same time. To use the viewfinder, the LCD must be closed.
6. If the issue is not resolved, reset the camcorder to factory specifications.
NOTE: If the issue is still unresolved after completing the troubleshooting steps, service may be required .

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Black screen will not take photo


May sound silly but, make sure the lens cap is off. If so, then look to see if the automatic iris is opening when you power on the camera, you will know it is open when you can see the glass of the lens. Fresh/fully charged battery/batteries would be something else to try.

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Had the same problem a few months ago.There was a high pitchedwhisltle and I think the screen said "lens fault.turn off camera" or something similar.Bought a G9 to replace as the 7 was out of guarantee but sent the 9 back to the e-bay reseller as it was obviously secondhand with grit around the lens ring and the viewfinder.Ebay never again!.So 3 months ago ago I tried the G7 again with a fresh charged battery before I consigned the camera to the loft.I noticed that each time i switched on the whistle and message was there but the lens extended slightly further each timeso I kept rebooting until the lens was fully extended.Turned the camera off and on again and everything was back to normal.It seems that this may be Canons protocol when a camera goes back.Its been absolutely fine until today.It wont boot up at all.I have tried 2 fresh charged batteries and its dead.Any ideas anyone?

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Recording problem


Knowledge Article C116445
There is no picture or a black screen appears in the viewfinder or LCD when attempting to record. Follow this procedure to troubleshoot if there is no picture or a black screen appears in the viewfinder or LCD when attempting to record. NOTES:
  • Because each of these steps represents a possible solution to this issue, check the viewfinder or LCD status after completing each step.
  • It may be necessary to refer to the operating instructions provided with the camcorder for information on how to perform a task on your specific model.
  1. Ensure the lens cap on the front of the camcorder has been removed.
  2. Ensure a fully-charged battery is inserted in the camcorder.
  3. Ensure the STANDBY/LOCK switch is set to the STANDBY position.
  4. Turn on the camcorder and set it to the CAMERA mode.
  5. Look to see if an image can be seen in the viewfinder or LCD.
  6. IMPORTANT: Some camcorders have both a viewfinder and LCD. To conserve power, the viewfinder and LCD will not display at the same time. To use the viewfinder, the LCD must be closed.
  7. If the issue is not resolved, reset the camcorder to factory specifications.
NOTE: If the issue is still unresolved after completing the troubleshootin

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