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LCD Monitor suddenly does not work. No other apparent problems, and cycling the power or display button does not change the Monitor status.

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  • the_dillards Aug 03, 2008

    Gryfox,



    Thank you for responding. The camera is the PowerShot G3, and I've had no previous problems with it or hints that the monitor might fail. The LCD monitor does not display settings nor does is show previously taken pics when I switch to that mode. It is simply blank all the time. Do you have any ideas?



    The Dillards

  • the_dillards Aug 04, 2008

    Gryfox,



    This sounds pretty plausible - we've had no problems but we certainly move the LCD monitor back and forth so I imagine this could be the problem.



    I will find a local shop and see if I can get a reasonable deal. Although this seems borderline expensive given todays low prices of digital cameras - the G3 is still a very nice camera and I'm not quite ready to give it up.



    Any ideas of good shops in Metro Detroit?



    Thanks, the Dillards

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Which camera is this and does it display the settings or a previously taken pic ?

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

  • Gary Miller
    Gary Miller Aug 03, 2008

    If there is NOTHING displayed on the screen in the camera mode or play mode, there's probably a wire broken in the hinged wiring harness to the LCD. It's not something the user can repair, is caused by repetitive movement of the LCD. It's about a $110 job in our shop. Please leave feedback if this helps.

  • Gary Miller
    Gary Miller Aug 04, 2008

    Sorry, I don't.....but I know a good one in Asheville NC called Crystal Camera Repair ; ) Good Luck !

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