IMPORTANT: This article applies only to specific products and/or operating systems. Check the Applicable Products and Categories section of this article before starting these steps.
Check the monitor display settings.
If there is dust or dirt covering the eye sensor, clean it.
For models with a LIVE VIEW/OVF switch, confirm that the switch is not set to OVF. If the switch is set to OVF, set it to LIVE VIEW.
For models with a FINDER/MONITOR (LCD) switching button, press the button and check if the display appears on the monitor.
NOTE: If you turn the camera off with the display mode switched to Viewfinder, the camera will stay in this mode when you turn it back on.
For models other than the above:
NOTE: Some functions may not be available depending on the model.
- While looking into the viewfinder, check the FINDER/MONITOR setting on the menu.
- Press the DISP (Display Setting) button on top of the control wheel to check if the monitor turns on.
- Remove the check mark from Monitor Off under MENU → DISP Button / DISP (Screen Disp) → Monitor.
If the issue is still unresolved, the product may need repair. Go to Product Repair.