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11-13-2011, 09:03 AM   #1

ist D black screen


We have a Pentax istD, the camera worked fine. I formatted the SD card and now there is only a black screen when ever we take a picture. We've tried a different SD card, same thing happens. The cap is off when we take the picture. We tried new batteries. Reset the settings. We've tried different lenses. The mirror is fine. ISO is fine.

Any suggestions?

11-13-2011, 10:14 AM   #2
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The ist D doesn't use SD cards

Try taking the lens off, select a relatively slow shutter speed, and take a picture. The whole thing should be white.

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Do you see an image when you hit the Play button?
11-13-2011, 09:10 PM   #4

The image is black when we select the play button, but all the detailed info of the pic is there, just no pic.

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What would the detailed info be? If you plug the Compact Flash card into a card reader, what is on it?

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