LCD screen displays menu items but will not display picture capture & won't take pictures
My HP M307 will display menu items in the LCD screen but the camera will not capture pictures and the screen is dark during screen capture. I downloaded the latest firmware 1.11 which did not help. The camera has captured very few pictures, less than 100 during its less than two year life and has never been abused or dropped. Help!
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A very common problem with many Digital cameras. It sounds as if you are suffering from either a CCD problem or a video board problem. Impossible to tell without it being on the bench to check.
You could dismantle it and check there's nothing adrift such as flat ribbon cables in their sockets or loose plugs and sockets between the printed circuit boards.
Watch out for the flash unit it can give you a nasty shock if it's charged.
Most cameras seem to built to last as long as the warranty and then die. This keeps you coming back for more. At least you were lucky to get 2 years out of yours before it passed on.
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Many cameras that have view finders do not support use of the LCD display to compose or frame a picture. This is generally to conserve battery life of the camera. Most of these cameras limit how long a picture is displayed on the screen to 10 or 15 seconds, immediately after taking for the very same reason.
The exception would be a camera that lacks a view finder - or has a menu item that allows the user to compose the picture on the LCD in addition to the viewfinder. Some manufacturers call this "live view". Check your camera manual to see if it is supported. If so, be sure to buy extra batteries!
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I have a sony cybershot DSC-S650, the LCD was very dark and could not
see anything except if I pointed it at a bright object, everything else
worked ok. I could take pictures but could barely see them in playback
I took it to Sony authorised repair outlet and was told
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My 4300 works fine until this week. No picture display on the LCD screen. Settings like date, exposure, etc.. are fine on the LCD screen. Able to get into setup mode and the colour menu selection box is fine. This shows that the LCD screen is working fine. Prior to this happening, I notice that when I took pictures in zoom mode, the picture turn out to be orange. I suspect this is caused by electronic failure. Light entering the lens cannot be transmitted to the LCD screen. Some photoelectronic stuff had reached its MTBF (mean time between failure)? Is there a way to save this camera?