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Old March 13th, 2010, 01:01 PM   #1
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LCD screen not turning on??

I turned on my EX1R and the LCD screen wouldnt turn on but the VF was on I then put it on media and the LCD worked.

a few minutes later I turned it on again and now the LCD will not work on either Camera mode or Media mode.

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Old March 13th, 2010, 02:36 PM   #2
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Something like this happens to me when I accidentally turn the LCD backlight switch from ON to OFF (top of the camera on EX1). It's an easy accident based on the position of the switch under the handle where your hand grips the camera.
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Old March 13th, 2010, 02:42 PM   #3
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I see posts like this every few months - I guess it's one of those EX1 / EX1r gotchas that catches everybody out at least once! At least it's a simple and free solution! (assuming this is the solution for you).
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Old March 13th, 2010, 08:26 PM   #4
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it happens to me once, and the cause was the LCD cable was disconnected inside camera.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 09:51 AM   #5
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I'm still trying to figure out why someone would want the backlight turned off in the first place since you can't see the LCD.

Anyone have enlightenment?
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Old March 15th, 2010, 01:24 PM   #6
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I don't know Sony's logic for the switch, but my reasons for using it:
1) Save battery power without shutting the camera off.
2) In sunlight, you can actually see the screen without the backlight (not well, but as good as with the backlight).
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