03-07-2015 11:28 PM
03-08-2015 10:16 AM
08-26-2015 12:47 PM
My rebel T3i screen has gone permanently dark. I do not find a proximity sensor around the view finder on the T3i and no mention in the manual. No point asking about settings because the screen is dark and settings are not visible. Help, please?
08-26-2015 07:28 PM
My rebel T3i LCD screen has gone black, too. Nothing so far suggested has cured. The instructions for the T3i do not mention a proximity detector above the eyepiece or anywhere else, and I do not find one on the camera. I seem to recall there were LCD indicators in the view-through view finder, but that is dark now too, except for the red focus spots when they activate. What do you think -- is it toast?
08-27-2015 06:08 AM
08-27-2015 11:47 AM
OK, I have here the 323 page instruction manual. http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/0/0300004720/02/eosrt3i-eos600d-im2-c-en.pdf#page=319 The index has 10 entries under D, but nothing that looks like "display off sensor." I have removed the rubber and plastic outer viewfinder fitting from the camera, but can find no such sensor. The plastic above the view window is solid and without features. Here is a drawing of the sensor but it does not look like my camera: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/454362/Canon-Eos-Rebel-Sl1-18-55mm-Is-Stm-Kit.html?page=15#manual
Is it possible there was an earlier version of the T3i that did not have this sensor?
09-28-2015 08:10 AM
I had the same problem yesterday and the ScottyP suggestion solved it immediatily. Just an additional point, the eyecup padding was just slid 1/16. Thank you for help!
"(2.) Also make sure that the rubber "eyecup" padding has not slid up 1/4 inch and covered the "display off sensor" that turns the display off when you put your face up to the camera."