I am also having a problem with my G5 display. Although the display appears completely blank, If i look very closely, at the correct angle, I can make out the menu and function screen images. I don't believe that following the posted solution of "re-attaching" the display wire would work because if it was detached, I don't think I'd see anything. It appears that the backlight, if there is one, is out. Any ideas?
I had the same problem but did not have a soldering iron small enough and did feel adept at soldering microcircuitry in any case.
I unscrewed the four side screws, rotating the screen slightly to get at the ones closest to the body of the camera. Carefully removing the back I turned the camera on and noticed that by pressing on the two contacts located at the bottom left where all the circuitry is, the screen came back on full brilliance. I cut a small piece of plastic off of an old credit card approximately 1/2" X 3/4" of an inch. I then folded it in half (biting it tight and then opening it to create a bit of spring). I then carefully placed this double thick plastic over the contacts in the lower left and sandwiched the cover back on. Pressing it tight and put the screws back and voila!... works like a charm. The double thickness of the plastic and little extra pressure from folding the plastic over and opening it a bit was just enough pressure to solve the contact problem.
I expect some technicians will think this is kind of a *cheat* but from my experience with soldering - especially tiny stuff, I just did not feel comfortable with that option. Anyway hope it helps some other novices, it is a quick fix.
I actually had exactly the same problem. It was caused by the display wire being loose. It's got two connections, one of them was loose. So I guess the ghosty images at the proper angles was being caused by the one connector that was hooked up. I just soldered the loose one on and it worked fine!
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Are you sure the battery is ok?
Did you press the button display (bottom right nest to the display) several times?
Next, how long did you not use this camera? If it was for long, something inside could be corroded.
Did you recently drop the camera? Something more serious could be wrong. I'm not sure you can make any picture, because you don't need the screen to make a picture. You then could look is a proper picture is on the memory card.
If the rest of the camera is working ok the viewing must work also. Check is the off button is moving correct. (And not blocked)
Resetting could be an option, but you need the display to answer the question. This is in the user manual.
You may have filled up your SD (memory card) although it should have displayed a message about that or may indeed be doing so. Check the display icons with the list of what they are and mean in your instruction manual.
Sadly you are wasting your time as even if you can repair the lens element you lack the lens collimation equipment needed to set it up correctly.
By far the easiest, quickest and cheapest option is to sell your camera as a "spare or repairs" example and to use the funds towards another used example in good working order.
You have the added problem that when the lens did get stuck and you forced it free, you may have broken other internal lens parts. Even a professional repairer would not try to fix the lens assembly, they'd just order in a complete new lens assembly and fit that instead. The cost of the part alone, even without labour charges, will exceed the cost of buying another fully functional G5 privately.
Hi, It is problem of lcd screen that will be replaced to get correct picture view. Local camera repair shop will replace it or if you have expertise then can replace lcd screen by yourself. Let me know if you need part number of lcd screen for DSC-S930 camera. Thanks.
Why are my pictures out of focus (blurry)?
This problem can occur for one or more reasons. Here are some common causes and suggested solutions.
The lens is dirty. Use a soft brush to remove dust and dirt. Wipe the lens gently with a soft, lint-free cloth or an untreated lens-cleaning tissue. Do not use cleaning solution unless it is designed specifically for camera lenses.
The subject was too close to the camera. Make sure that you are far enough away from your subject. Each camera has a recommended distance for normal, telephoto (zoom), wide-angle, and close-up pictures.
The subject was not within the effective range of the flash. Each camera has an effective flash range.
The camera did not focus or expose the picture correctly. For the best possible pictures, press the shutter button halfway and hold. When the Ready light or framing marks turn green, press the shutter button completely down to take the picture.
The LCD screen Preview feature was not used to take a picture in Close-Up mode. Always use the Preview feature in Close-Up mode to confirm focus and to frame the subject properly. If the Preview feature is not used, the LCD will not display an accurate view of the subject.
The subject or camera moved. Hold the camera very steady when taking a picture, or place the camera on a flat, stable surface. You may want to consider using a tripod or monopod.
Yes if we change or try to upgrade the parts of our unit it should be supposed to change.
But we must remember that we should also look only with a compatible parts in our unit for a best result enjoy.
Just check out ebay - look for fuji convertor lenses, a pair of basic Raynox long and wide angle lenses are about £100 although you can buy higher spec ones for significantly more. With Jessops going through hard times they tend to put these in their junk/clearance bins - I got my wide angle for £1.39 after waiting for about 3 weeks for it to drop in price. Check out when they are closing or clearing stock. Guess all high st retailers will be in the same boat wherever you are based at the moment so willing to sell-off slow moving stock.
From your description it would seem that the shutter component in your lens has failed. Although it is a little strange because the two symptoms you describe are not usually seen at the same time. The fuzzy pictures with streaks on them is a result of a shutter that doesn't close properly, the black screen with just the camera system text on it is a symptom of a shutter that is not opening properly.
As for what caused the problem - possibly corrosion or contamination. Was the camera exposed to excessive humidity in the time it was unused? The shutter components are extremely delicate and can easily become stuck or sticky. This is what I believe has happened to your camera. It may not have failed completely but it may be sticking open or closed such that it is not performing its intended function.
This will require full disassembly by a professional.
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