mvnhfotog PRO 1:11am, 6 September 2012
The title says it all. I could only use the viewfinder in menu or photo mode. Looking closely, I saw a lot of dust in the viewfinder and the eye sensor. After cleaning with a q-tip, normal operation was restored.

Earle Rich
Mont Vernon, NH
Oilcat13 [deleted] 5 years ago
Yes. I 've had the same problem and similar fix.
lorenzodemedici [deleted] 5 years ago
Myself also. You have to keep the eye sensor clean.
Robert Kenny PRO 5 years ago
I've had that happen as well, in an emergency I have used the end of the strap to clean the eye sensor.
carmablues 5 years ago
Thanks for the tip, helped me too, and I have a quite new camera.
the red perception 5 years ago
Thank Goodness for this Discussion. I was in a Panic. The suggested remedy seems to have worked. I suspect that the sensor is just a bit TOO sensitive :-)
Seedeich PRO 5 years ago
Cleaning the sensor with a soft brush has become part of my routine.
carmablues 5 years ago
It does a lot this in my camera, especially out in the nature when hiking. Should keep something with me all the time that cleans it.
steen heilesen PRO 5 years ago
The Disp button can also turn of the display.
paulrichards2 PRO 5 years ago
Resetting the camera back to default, also cures this problem
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