Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX that. It just shows the tiny rectangle for centring image, pressed again shows some settings. Then when pressed several times it just goes back/forth between the 2 or just blank.
I also tried to re-set to factory settings. Nothing changed. Tried taking out/changing batteries and card and leaving for a minute.
I've been desperately searching online all day for a solution. I read something about a cable being broken? But everything else seems to work perfectly OK.
Any more ideas?
I've just connected the camera to my PC and the pictures I took using the view-finder are just black!! Does that cast any more light on the problem??!
Yes I can.
Well, I seem to have fixed the problem!!!!! After loads of searching I concluded I had a 'stuck' lens (?).
Checked by turning off flash and taking a picture whilst looking down the lens. The shutter didn't move. After gentle tapping on/around the zoom and taking lots of snaps haphazardly it suddenly opened up!! When I checked the LCD it worked again fine.
I suspect it is the weather causing sensitivity. I'm going to make sure I keep it in its pouch and at an even temperature. Thank you for trying to help - I, too, had come to the conclusion it was a technical problem needing an expert. In fact, I had contacted a local repairer and am still waiting for them to come back to me with an estimate. As the camera is old I wasn't too hopeful!