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08-30-2011, 04:23 PM   #1
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No LCD viewfinder info on Pentax super A

No LCD viewfinder info on Pentax super A, but normal LCD display on top.
I am puzzled that the LCD on the top plate is working OK but there is no LCD image in the viewfinder.
Is it cureable, wil the camera still perform OK without? view finder back light buton works OK but still no LCD.
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08-30-2011, 04:28 PM   #2
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Have you tried changing the batteries and making sure the camera isn't in L mode?

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08-30-2011, 11:25 PM   #3
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Thanks Adam, yes tried changeing the batteries (twice), anyway the top LCD and backlight would not work if it was only the batteries. The top LCD works fully on all modes so it is only the view finder LCD that is blank.
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did you wind a few times?
IIRC the first 2 or 3 frames the info is blank and then it appears

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Yes I am half way through the film and the viewfinder LCD still is not showing a display whilst the top LCD is fine, it appears are all other functions are OK (will know better when the film is developed)
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Mine is also dead. But the camera has a dent in the prism housing, and the LCD turned black, and is probably cracked. I took off the top cover, but don't think it's an easy fix.

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Hi, my viewfinder LCD has not (as far as I'm aware) not been damaged, nor is it blacked out. It is frosted as normal but with no LCD information unlike the top LCD. It appears to me as though the information is not reaching the LCD (ie same state as when switches off. Maybe a clue hear. I may eventually have a spare prism if it helps you.
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Well, dismantling the top cover is easy. you can give it a try. I can advice by mail if you want.
But finish the film before

10-12-2011, 03:06 PM   #9
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Pentax Super A LCD in view finder

Hi thanks for the offer. I have now finished the film and the results are good. So I suppose everything else is OK just the LCD display missing from the view finder. Any ideas appreciated.
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I'm all for fixing things over replacing them, but I have a very good condition Super Program available for sale if you're interested.
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I had a similar problem with my Super A and Super Program. I shipped them both to Eric at pentaxs.com. He ended replacing a board in each one. Problem solved. I still use them.

Good luck!
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