Thisd has just begun happening. I take photos with my Nikon D40X. When I go to review them via the LCD, the light and lighter areas of each image are now blinking on-and-off as a black background. I have not been able to find anything in the manual or on the CD pertaining to this particular issue.
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Re: Blackout on LCD Image Playback
It baffled me too, at first. What has happened is that the navigation dial has been (probably) accidently pressed, thus putting the display in "highlight" mode. When it is doing the blinky thing, press the down arrow to scroll thru the playback modes. A couple of presses and you'll be back to normal. This will show you the super light areas of an image, so it can be useful to avoid loss of detail in highlighted areas, but it sure looks wierd at first.
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If your LCD screen works normally as a viewfinder and lets you review photos then your shutter is likely stuck in the closed position. If the display is black in all modes your LCD display is bad. Unfortunately, there is no safe DIY fix for either problem. The camera will require professional repair.
This is not a problem. This is a function that shows you the "burn" area at the photo. If you wishes to drop it just rotate the command dial at rear of the camera. You can change the option by changing the menu as shown at page 75 in the manual.
when that information is overlayed on the playback screen, press the up or down arrow on the navigation dial until it disappears. There are a couple of different screens full of information you might see before it is completely gone.
to turn this setting off just press the down arrow button when reviewing your photos. you will scroll through a number of ways to view tho photo including histogram, and one of the settings is just the picture.
Have you tried the 'Menu' button? If you've turned off 'Review' in the settings menu, the screen doesn't show anything after you take a picture. If the screen doesn't come on when you push the 'Menu' button with a charged battery installed, your camera will need to be repaired.