I have a black screen on viewfinder or monitor. The battery is charged. I moved several months ago and did not use the camera since the move. When I got it out the on/off button was in the on position.
Okay, I have found the solution (along with Megant, it appears.) It is definitely a dead sensor issue. I contacted Leica via email ([email protected]) and received a response from JoAnn Scott, a Leica customer service manager ([email protected]) stating that the sensor issue is a common one and is covered under an extended warranty. I shipped my Digilux 2 to this address:
Leica Camera Inc. / Customer Service Manager
Re: Dead Sensor Repair 1 Pearl Court, Unit A / Allendale, NJ 07401 / USA
and within 2 weeks received a repair ticket from Leica, identifying the issue and indicating a zero balance for the repair. A follow up with JoAnn revealed that the turnaround time on the repair would be 4 to 6 weeks. The most expensive part of this whole deal was the 18 dollars I spent insuring the camera when I sent it back via the USPS.
My digilux has the same problem. i just called Leica and they immediately knew what i was talking about and said that it was like the "CCD" burned out. after i had asked if this was a defect, she said he has yet to be determined, but to send it in and they will repair it for free. send in camera with a letter. sounds scary but i guess i'll try! wish me luck.
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Dec 8, 2015 - There is no picture or a black screen appears in the viewfinder or LCDwhen attempting to ... Look to see if an image can be seen in the viewfinder or LCD. IMPORTANT: Some camcorders have both a viewfinder and LCD.
You may have accidentally pressed the DISP or DISPLAY button on the back of your camera. This manually turns the LCD screen on and off to save batteries. You would then use the optical viewfinder in its place. To try turning the screen back on, press the DISP button once.
I just had this issue with my camera (my 15 year old son solved it for me ;-) ).
The viewfinder was active in "record" mode and the LCD was "active" because you could see a little back light but no image. The "playback" mode would let me review pictures in the LCD though so I know it is capable of showing information.
If you push the display key/button a couple of times you can see the picture move from the viewfinder to the LCD and have just a picture and or a picture and information.
So try setting the camera to "record" mode (lens comes out) and then push the "display button" which is on the back of the camera just to the right of the LCD on the lower right side several times and see if the LCD starts to work.
It could be that somehow the display button was pushed by mistake.
Be sure to fully charge your batteries if rechargeable - at least 14 hours. Check that your card door is closed good - it's common for the latch to break. There's a switch at the top of the door that has to close before it'll turn on.
I have the same problem. Good battery...everything else works but I can't see through the viewfinder. I've looked through the manual etc. It just suddenly wasn't working I'm not sure what else I should dol
Same thing here. I just went to shoot my portfolio after the camera has sat idle for about 4 months and the screen/EVF is blank. I can hear the lens working when I use autofocus, and I can see the icons on the screen...just nothing through the lens.
Anyone find anything out about this problem? Seems like a common one, unfortunately.
Same thing. No picture on the screen. Just black or sometime some stripe and ghost picture. Any solution for this ? Im in NY and maybe need the closest repair store.