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Blank lcd monitor and no image in viewfinder.

\015 When I attempt to take a picture the lcd monitor and viewfinder is black. No image.\015

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COULD BE AN INTERNAL CIRCUIT BOARD SHORT IN THE CAMERA. KIND OF LIKE A FACTORY DEFECT, CHECK WITH THE COMPANY THEY MAY HAVE SEEN THIS PROBELM BEFORE AND COULD REPLACE IT
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Blank lcd monitor and no image in viewfinder.


COULD BE AN INTERNAL CIRCUIT BOARD SHORT IN THE CAMERA. KIND OF LIKE A FACTORY DEFECT, CHECK WITH THE COMPANY THEY MAY HAVE SEEN THIS PROBELM BEFORE AND COULD REPLACE IT ... Digital Cameras

The LCD Monitor of my Canon PowerShot A95 shows purple, white, and black horizontal lines instead of a clear image of what is in the Viewfinder. Pictures taken while showing up this way on the LCD Monitor turn out with the same fuzzy stripes. Light lines show up in the well-lit areas of the scene and dark lines show up where the scene is dark. The problem was intermittent for months but now cannot be corrected by powering off. Thanks, Steve


See this FixYa link. ... Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera

Lcd monitor cannot see image when preparing to shoot on lcd monitor can only use viewfinder. Answer on cannon web site mention reflex mirror dont understand. Help


On a DSLR (digital single lens reflex) like your Rebel, the shutter remains closed until you actually take a picture. The camera cannot display an image on the LCD since there is no way to preview one that has not been captured. ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

I have an ist D L. I would like not to use the viewfinder to take pictures , rather the LCD monitor, but the images I focus on does not appear on the monitor. Is there a setting I can change to enable me to do this? (Playback working perfectly)


Sorry, that is not possible with this camera as it sies nit have "live view" ... Pentax *ist DL Digital Camera

When using the viewfinder the image is blurry, however, the image is crisp when using the LCD monitor.


If the image is clear on the LCD and you can take sharp pictures, then your main optics and electronics are good. Your camera has an adjustable viewfinder. Check the manual to see how to adjust for your vision. ... Canon PowerShot SX1 IS Digital Camera

LCD monitor The LCD monitor is blank when turn camera on. I can view historical pictures but when switch mode to take picture, the LCD monitor is blank and if take picture, the picture is blank.


This sounds like a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:\015\012\01 ... Canon PowerShot S230 / IXUS 179 Digital Camera

I was taking pictures outside using a tripod mounting and had my Fujifilm FinePix S5000 on in photography mode - Auto mode. Upon placing the tripod for a new photo, I observed that the LCD monitor had turned white with intermittent horizontal flashing black lines. The view through the viewfinder is also white but without the black lines. When a photograph is taken the image is white. I should point out that in Playback mode I can view previously taken photographs perfectly on both the moni


Hi,It seems ccd imager chip problem, ccd imager chip is electronics device that converts an image into electronics signal. It is located at end of lens assembly in camera.CCD imager chip will be replaced to get correct view in camera mode ... Fuji Digital Cameras

The LCD monitor displays taken images but isn't operating as a viewfinder.


The XT does not have 'live view' - you can only use the LCD to view taken images ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

I am not getting an image either through the viewfinder or on the LCD monitor. The display is clear and bright and the batteries appear to be fine.


A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

5200 -- when looking through the EVF viewfinder, the image is very blurred, but when I look through the LCD monitor, it is not blurred. What can I do to correct this?


Try the focus dial on the left side of the evf . \015\012I'm guessing your referring to Fuji S5200 ... Digital Cameras

Hi - I have an eos 5d and haven't use it for quite awhile. I am not able to see the image in the LCD Monitor - it is just blank. Pictures are taken just fine, but nothing in the screen. What am I doing wrong? Thanks!


Hi there,\012Well first of all you can replace the old battery with the new battery, most probably these kind of problems occurs due to the battery's (Battery's are located on the down side of your camera and you need to remove a flap cov ... Canon Digital Cameras

Is there any difference in the live image between the viewfinder and LCD monitor?


DiMAGE Z3 does not employ the Switch Finder that was employed in the Z2. Frame rate is 50 fps in both models, and smooth real motion monitor can be obtained. Specifications are as follows:\015\012Viewfinder : 0.3 inch, approx. 11.8 million pixels\015 ... Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 Digital Camera

The LCD monitor doesn't show the image that the viewfinder shows. The screen is black.


To do this you need to activate Live view mode (Only works in non-Auto modes P to A-Dep). Press the SET button well in one of these modes, use the Button marked with a star to Focus.Also you made need to Turn on Live View in the set ... Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera

The LCD Monitor of my Canon PowerShot A95 shows purple, white, and black horizontal lines instead of a clear image of what is in the Viewfinder


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free worldwide, and may also include free shipping both ways (free shipping varies with countries). This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. ... Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera

In shooting mode, lcd is blank, images are blank


I found another user's suggestion and followed it- slapped my camera on myopen palm a couple of times-and it fixed the problem! Needless to say that I will not be buying a sony camera ever again! ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Digital Camera

LCD monitor does not light up, and consequently, does not display any image (as some other digital cameras do) during the aiming and focusing processes - sort of prescanning the image - before the shutter is half-way then fully pressed. In other words, is the LCD monitor designed soley to display image review (playback) and show menues!


Actually the reason is due to the way an SLR works. The shutter doesn't open up to the CCD device (the digital equivalent of the film) until you press the shutter release button to take the shot. Until then, an angled mirror points the viewed image u ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

Camera shows no image through the viewfinder or on the lcd screen.pressing shutter button will actuate the camera, but only image is of a black box.using the display button to turn off the lcd does not help. the information icons show both in the viewfinder and on the lcd. camera has not been subjected to any abuse of any kind. has not been used for about 2 months


A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

Our Canon Powershot A80 turns on, but no display appears on the LCD monitor when in shooting mode. Camera acts like it is taking a picture,flash occurs, but you then cannot display the image on the LCD monitor.(all black) When trying to download the image from the CF card, it is just a samll dot, no image is there. We have had camera for several years, no longer under warranty.


Seems your Canon A80 camera got known problem of bad ccd imager IC that needs to be replaced.Canon will replace ccd imager free of cost, click ... Canon PowerShot A80 Digital Camera

LCD monitor does not show image you are focusing on....


The camera is a Single Lens Reflex. It is not possible to use the LCD as a viewfinder. Canon answers that question here: ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

My fuji finepix s7000 has a distorted/ blurry image in oth the LCD and viewfinder the image is blurry in the viewfinder and the LCD. When I take a picture, it gets even more distorted.


If the image is blurred on both clean the lens, if it does not fix it then it is probably a faulty lens problem. ... Fuji FinePix S7000 Digital Camera

No image in lcd viewfinder


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:\015\ ... Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera

LCD monitor is usually blank or distorted


Test ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

My cibershot DSC-F717 does not have anything in the viewfinder and the LCD displays the settings and options.The screen is black with yellow words and numbers Also my zoom will not work. The LDC does not have an image on the viewfinder nor the LCD. I do have the LCD setting options displayed. The zoom will not show where the setting is on the LCD and I have checked all the settings (the focus on the zoom mode, conversion in the set up turned to off).


HelloThank you for using FixYa for your problemYour camera is faulty. It should be taken to an authorized repair centre for a repair estimate. Very few digital cameras ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

Minolta dimage 7i powers up all functions but lcd and viewfinder are blank


*A Thank You to t00nzWow, what a shock to find this ! My camera ( Dimage 7Hi ) has this\015\012exact problem. I just initiated the process with Sony. March 31 '08\015\012deadline, yes not a moment too soon. Thank you so very much for that ... Konica Minolta DiMAGE 7i Digital Camera

The LCD screen only switches ON in C(Custom) Mode and tansfers to Viewfinder in other Modes.In display Images mode it regains to the LCD screen but as soon as the click button is pressed it again switches over to the Viewfinder I have tried with the Power Saving options and the Custom Settings with no fruuitful result. Please kindly help me in sorting out this problem


Try pushing the disp. or display button. I hope this helps! Please rate my answer. ... Canon PowerShot A570 IS Digital Camera
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