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02-17-2012, 04:14 PM   #1
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Viewfinder black on Kx - (and the cap is not on!)

Please help!

The viewfinder suddenly started showing nothing but blackness today. I still see the line up of information along the bottom, but there is nothing above it. It has come back a couple times, but there's no rhyme or reason to it that I can figure out.

If I press the LV button, I can focus on things doing it that way.

However, I just discovered something else too. If I use the LV way and the flash, it does not take an actual picture but just white and black objects. If I don't use the flash I CAN take a picture with the LV method.

I'm doing a 365 project so I REALLY need this camera to be operational!

Any ideas??

02-17-2012, 04:16 PM   #2
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Is the mirror stuck in the up position?
02-17-2012, 04:21 PM   #3
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Well, I just removed the lens and a black ring fell out. I'm guessing that that's not good. The mirror IS tilted toward the back of the camara, looking up...
02-17-2012, 04:26 PM   #4
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Update: Once I put the lens back on I could take one picture with the flash, and then the viewfinder went to black again. I can only take a picture if I take the lens off and put it back on.

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Have you tried resetting to factory default?
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Yep, I tried that. Nothing changed.
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Can you take a picture of the camera with the lens removed and the black ring? Maybe we could tell something with a pic.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gp1806 Quote
Can you take a picture of the camera with the lens removed and the black ring? Maybe we could tell something with a pic.
+1. Can you see anywhere on the lens or camera where the black ring might have come from? Perhaps there are still a piece jammed in the mirror mechanism, keeping it in the up position.

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