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EVF & LCD Black in shoot mode

LCD and EVF are black in shoot mode, but menues and playback of previous images are visible. I've taken the batteries out and replaced them. New Firmware is currently out of reach because it requires Mac OS 9 for the SEA, and I only have 10.2.8. Any experience with this?

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I know this is an old post, but sounds like your CCD sensor is shot. Check out this link: http://dcviews.com/press/Konica-Minolta-Oct05.htm My camera did the same thing. It was 2years out of warranty, but Sony (now owns Konica-Minolta) asked me to send it in. When they could not fix it they gave me a brand new Sony Alpha DSLR-a100K!!!! Jid

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