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Old November 9th, 2011, 10:31 AM   #1
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EVF not working

The view finder is almost completely dark, or has a small lighted are at the top, but no picture. This occurs regardless the menu setting, or whether the LCD is stowed or not.

Any thoughts on what the problem is and how to fix it?

Thanks in advance.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 12:06 PM   #2
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Re: EVF not working

Could be many things, but whatever it is, the camera is almost certainly going to need to be opened up. Might be as simple as the ribbon cable at the back fracturing or coming loose.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 01:51 PM   #3
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Re: EVF not working

Try resetting the camera wiht the menus and see what happens.
Also, is there any chance you let sun shine onto the VF? Maybe it is burnt up?
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Old November 9th, 2011, 02:02 PM   #4
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Re: EVF not working

Tried the rest, no luck. Get white band at top, occupying about 15-20% of the screen's height.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 03:30 PM   #5
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Re: EVF not working

Like Alister said, it is time to send it in for repair.
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