Having problems with your Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera ?
Viewfinder is black
\015 When I turn on my camera and take offf the lens cap the viewfinder is black and I can't see the object that I want to take a picture of. I can see the menu and the settings. I would really like some kind of info so I can start using the camera again.\015
To those of you having the problems with the black screen or a "jumbled colors" screen. There is a recall on this camera for that problem. I work for a Police Department and we bought 12 of these cameras. We have already had to send back 9 of them for this problem. Here is the link for the form dealing with the recall. They will repair it for free in about two weeks. Just follow the instructions.
\015\012St. Cloud Police Department, MN
\015\012St. Cloud Police Department, MN
If you're asking about the electronic viewfinder (where you put your\015\012eye to the back of the camera), that can be turned on/off via the SEL\015\012button at the button right corner of the viewfinder. In fact, the LCD\015\012screen staying on/off is selected with the same button. Press it three\015\012times to cycle through the various modes of "viewing". If the\015\012viewfinder or LCD stays off after cycling through the SEL button\015\012selections, I would say your camera needs to be serviced at a repair\015\012shop.
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