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My monitor has near-zero brightness.

Is there a way to set to original factory settings? it is NOT simply the brightness of the monitor.

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    Ive pulled out battery, as well i held down the lcd power button


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Sometimes pulling the batteries out and waiting 30 seconds before putting them back in will do the trick.

Is the screen too bright?

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Please clarify a few things so someone can help you.

1. Are you saying it's too dark when playing back previously taken photos, when recording new photo's, or just all the time.

2. Can you see the camera menu's ok but not the live view of the subject.. or is everything just too dark?

3. Does the Status Indicator LED on the back light up showing that the camera has adequate battery power?

Here are some suggestions (You can quit when you find one that works).

1. Check that the monitor brightness setting is set to medium at least in the menu's. Go to SETUP MENU and then MONITOR to check this. It has 7 brightness levels.

2. Press the display button on the back a few times while the camera is on. This toggles the display setting between various settings such as Off/ On / Info. The display may simply be turned off since that is an option.

3.. Try a 2nd set of new batteries.

4.. If you can read the menu's then select the option to reset the camera to factory defaults. Do NOT select to format or erase your memory card, that is not required and it's not the same thing as a reset. This just sets the main functions back to their original settings.

5. If it works fine for playback but not for recording then check that the main record settings are correct for the type of scene. For example don't use Beach, Snow or Candle mode for regular daylight shots.

6. If the built-in screen has an issue the video output jack should still work since that is a different circuit, So connect the camera to a TV and see if it works then. That also lets you see the menu's to check the settings if the built-in screen has an issue.

7. Check that "AUTO LCD OFF" is not set.

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hi! i am from chennai, india. from your statement i was able to understand that your camera's brightness has to be adjusted. for this just reset your camera to original position or factory settings. just refer your instruction manual for this action to be done. if still you want detailed instructions to be done contact us again.

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