I just got a used 5D Mark II and I discovered that the only issue with the camera is that the small neon green display at the bottom of the viewfinder is competely black. After doing two total resets of the camera, charging the battery, making sure the firmware was up to date, and changing settings (maxing out the LCD brightness, changing around focussing screens, etc.), nothing had improved. Is there a simple way to fix this, or is it a serious problem? This camera was listed by a reputable Ebay seller as being in excellent condition, yet without the viewfinder display, the camera is basically almost useless. I have had experience with many cameras, including the Canon Rebel G, Canon T2i, Nikon D7000, and Nikon D700 and nothing like this has ever happened to me, so I'm really not sure what else to do. It doesn't seem like this is a very common problem (I only found three other threads, one on a D750, a D90, and a 5D Mark II with a dim viewfinder screen), and I'm not really sure what repairing it would entail. Thank you all for your help!
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