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Old February 3rd, 2010, 10:47 PM   #1
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EX1 LCD gone bad? Nope-operator error

My EX1 is two years old. Just turned it on to prep for a shoot tomorrow and the LCD has gone dark. There is an image there but it is way way dark. The viewfinder is ok. I last used the camera about 4 days ago and there were no symptoms of this impending demise. Anyone out there with any info on this problem. I can't get a hold of Sony Service until tomorrow. Ugh.........

UPDATE:
I'm the idiot. Stupid backlight switch that I have NEVER flipped got flipped somehow. Duh.
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Old February 5th, 2010, 11:10 AM   #2
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I accidentally brushed this at one point and also wondered why my viewfinder had gone dark.

It's easy to do.
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Old February 5th, 2010, 12:46 PM   #3
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Same thing happened to me the other day. Didn't figure it out till the shoot was over.
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Old February 5th, 2010, 02:03 PM   #4
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I always wandered, what's the use of turning the backlight off?
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Old February 6th, 2010, 03:09 AM   #5
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I always wandered, what's the use of turning the backlight off?
It's supposed to make viewing in broad daylight easier.

Either that, or it's a practical joke from Sony, just to freak their users out once in a while.
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