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Only fiew finder shows the settings for a picture, Screen is dead and no pictures can be taken



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It may be the CCD sensor. Whay type is it? The camera?
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Only fiew finder shows the settings for a picture, Screen is dead and no pictures can be taken


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I have an Olympus FE-330 The problem I am having is when I take pictures at night, focusing on anything is impossible. The view shows black, until the picture is taken. After the picture has been taken it shows a great view of the picture in the screen. Even changing the setting to night, does nothing-it's black I honestly was thinking of replacing the camera for this reason, it is very frustrating. Other than that, it is a great little camera.


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Camera problems I can see the different setting symbols on the screen and when I turn it off and on I can see the canon pic it shows upon coming on. However, when I take a pictures I can no longer see the picture I am taken on the screen and although it appears to have taken the picture the picture turned out black. This starting taking place after my husband changed my settings I cannot figure out what to do to change it back. Please help.


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Canon will fix this camera if it is in the list of ccd defect. Contact canon.com for the Americas, or where you are. Call Service on the web page with the 800 number.http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&am ... Canon PowerShot A80 Digital Camera

When the camera is in take a picture mode, the view finder is black. When viewing pictures pictures previously taken, they are show on the view finder. Why is it black in this mode?


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Hi!! I inherited a Konica Dynax Maxxum 5D it takes great pictures, but I can't figure out how to get the LCD monitor to show the picture I am taking...it is on a blue screen with functions and settings, but I can't find where in those settings to change it back to seeing the view by looking at the screen, I always have to look through the view finder to shoot a pic. Hope you can help, Thanks a lot, Cath


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Blank LCD screen on shooting mode, but does show settings. Will not take pictures. Replaying mode works, shows pictures taken before screen went blank. New batteries. What is going on??? Is it fixable? I bought the Canon PowerShot A570 IS. I don't know if it is me or the camera but my LCD screen doesn't stay on. I can take a phote, the photo will then display on the LCD for 2 seconds BUT then the LCD goes blank, all i can see are the menu options. If I take a pic while LCD is blank my pic's


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How do I get the date stamp to show up on the picture DMC Lz2 ? I've already set the clock in the settings menu. But the date and time stamp doesn't show up on the photo taken.


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Nikon D-80. LCD no longer shows image when taking pictures. It still shows the pictures that have been taken. Did I accidently shut it off? The battery is fully charged and the dark/light is set at 0.


Go under the Custom Settings Menu and number 06 Image Review, set this to "ON."\015\012 ... Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens

After almost two years, pictures taken with my Nikon D80 are showing a black dot in the middle of the photo. You can't see it in the view finder and it shows up on all the pictures I take regardless of which lens I use. The mirror inside the camera does not have the black dot on it either. Is it a problem with the sensor? How can I get it fixed?


Your sensor has some dust stuck to the sensor. You will have to take it to a service center, they will clean up the sensor for you. It is inexpensive. ... Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens

LCD Display I haven't used my canon for a while - I've just turned it on and though the LCD display works to show pictures I've taken and the settings screen - I can't see anything in it when I take a picture (it's just black) when I press the Disp button it just switches from a black screen to the settings screen - please tell me what I can do so that I can see the image in the LCD before I take the picure. Thanks for your help


As far as I am aware, the 400D doesn't have a live preview mode.What you are describing is perfectly normal and is how 99% of digital SLR cameras behave.Are you sure it used to do this?Matt ... Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

The LCD went black, all the icons are showed, but no pictures. Any taken pictures are also black! Already reset the camera in factory settings, didn't help... anyone???


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I took a picture with the camera, turned it off and set it down. about 20 minutes later I went to take another picture, when I turned it on, it powers up, lens opens, but monitor is black and if you look through viewfinder and take a picture, the image on review is also black. It still allows you to review past taken pictures, but won't show anything in the monitor.


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When I am trying to take a picture the viewer is blank, it is black and shows nothing. When I switch it to look at the picture the viewer works again and I can see the picture I have taken. Have i changed some setting by accident?


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LCD Black I went to turn on my camera and everything turned on normally( shutter opened). When we lookied at the LCD screen it is black but the icons show up. We can change setting. If you take a picture the way it is now the picture turns out black. I cannot see any images in the LCD at all. All pictures taken now are black.


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Try going into the cameras menu setting and see if you can change the picture quality settings to the best setting! (the more mega pixals the better the picture when you blow it up or crop it!\015\012If you cant figure out the menu come back an ... Canon PowerShot S51S Digital Camera

The view finder or screen are black. The lens moves out when the camera is powered on, I can hear the shutter click when pushed; the telephoto is moving; I have all the settings show on the screen when the camera is powered on but I cannot see anything through the view finder or on the screen and no image is captured when a pic is taken. I changed the batteries and it made no difference.


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My nikon coolpix s5 turns on and dispay remains dark- but all settings show up on display screen- cant take picture but i can view old pictures. i have taken out battery and restarted camera but still have same problem--it looks like display is turned off--but can't find any options to control that function. thanks


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I just turned on the camera to take a picture and noticed that the camera was not focusing. I tried changing the setting, turned of the camera and restarted it, removed the battery and put it back in. Nothing I could think of would make the camera focus. The screen only shows blurry and out of focus. The pictures taken by the camera are blurry and out of focus. Any suggestions on how to fix it? Thank You


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When I press the shutter button, it makes a sound like it has taken a picture , no picture shows up on view finder or on the camera


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Lcd Hi. I was sure that the LCD monitor could be used instead of the viewfinder. I cannot find any information on how to activate that portion. All I can do is turn the LCD off and on and in the on position all it ever shows is the current settings. When a picture is taken it goes to the 2 second viewing and then back to the settings menu. I went through the manual and cannot find any advice.


Normaly, a reflex camera cannot use the LCD monitor as like a non reflex camera. Your camera was designed to be used like a film camera. The CCD panel at the film plane is sort of like having a film inside the camera. \015\012\015\012Ther ... Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens

Black screen Turn on the camera, the start screen shows up, then it turns black when ready to get pictures taken. Tried going through all menus, can see all menus just fine, didnt mess with anything. Tried every setting, still, nothing. Also, can see all saved pictures, and the other lens was cleaned off.


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