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No image in the LCD, its black

When taking pictures with my A80, I can't see the image in the LCD. I have to use to view finder like old fashion cameras. Although in the playback mode, the image shows up on the LCD. Any suggestions why this is?

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  • Anonymous Jul 19, 2008

    Still the same black screen,sometimes there is a view but the screen color orange with match with pink color....when i try to picture the picture blat the color...

  • happyhawkins Jul 22, 2008

    The screen works in reviewing pictures I took yesterday, but won't review new pictures or act as a viewfinder. The lcd works for reviewing old pictures and all menu screens, but stays black otherwise.

  • embalmer565 Jul 29, 2008

    LCD is black when trying to take pic. Image does not show up. How do I correct this?

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Hey my27my,
What is most likely the cause of this is the LCD is turned off in the shooting mode. To fix this you need to turn it back on in the record menu. Directions on how to do this are on page 59 of your camera manual. I have included a link to a download of your camera manual in case you need it. I hope this helps!

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=221&modelid=9449#DownloadDetailAct

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Allan
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Restore the factory settings

turn camera on, press the menu button for 5 seconds and the default setting comes up. select ok and it all goes back to normal. I think that the exposure was wrong, therefore not letting enough light so the screen always appeared black.

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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