Nikon Z6 LCD screen not working

2 years 7 months ago #664834 by Matt Nguyen
OK, either I accidentally hit something or my Z6 already has it's first problem.  The  LCD screen stopped working on my Z6 this morning.  I can see fine through the viewfinder.  Just nothing showing on the LCD screen.  Actually it's blank, not even illuminating.   

I don't suppose any ideas are jumping out at you about this?


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2 years 7 months ago #664835 by Screamin Scott
Have you checked your manual already ?

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2 years 7 months ago #664837 by Matt Nguyen

Screamin Scott wrote: Have you checked your manual already ?


Manual is 61 miles away.  :(

I'm on a job right now.  Typing this from my iPhone.  


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2 years 7 months ago #664838 by Screamin Scott
Gotcha. Maybe check out the online manual at Nikon’s website...

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2 years 7 months ago #664847 by Alex
Hey Matt,

I'm going to bet if you toggle this button on the side of your viewfinder, things will start working again for you.  Right after I picked up my Z7, I had accidentally hit this button and the LCD stopped working.  This switch basically controls your viewfinder/LCD priority preferences.  

Let us know if that works.  


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2 years 7 months ago #664858 by garyrhook
+1 on "the manual is always available on Nikon's website," in a searchable, softcopy form. Superior to paper, IMNSHO.

And since mirrorless designs seem to think that the camera should understand when you put your eye to the viewfinder, there are all sorts of extra controls for the VF and display.  Really annoying for me. My Pany will often turn off the display when I put my hand up to adjust controls on the body. Glad my DSLR doesn't do that.


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2 years 7 months ago #664885 by effron
The viewfinder or monitor does not turn on:
  • Choose a different monitor mode using the monitor mode button (note that you may first need to enable the desired mode using the Limit monitor mode selection option in the setup menu).

Why so serious?
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2 years 3 months ago #679504 by TheChieftess
Brilliant!!! That seems to be what happened to me with my Z6!!! Thank you for an easy answer...and as for the manual...couldn't find an answer to save my photographer's soul!!!


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1 year 2 months ago #713833 by dbdq
This saved me, thanks for sharing your experience!


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1 year 3 weeks ago #719107 by mcallkrm
I had really hoped the suggestions in this thread would help me get the monitor on my Z6 working. However, I have hit the monitor mode button more times than I want to admit to and the monitor is blank. When I use the menu to get to the control for "monitor brightness" I see a message box telling me to look at the monitor as I adjust brightness. However, the monitor is blank and nothing I do changes monitor brightness from zero.


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4 months 4 weeks ago #731650 by lash44
Thanks a trillion, that answer was on point.


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2 months 5 days ago #736918 by Michellecc
Your picture just saved me. Couldn’t find anything very easily in the online manual and I knew it had to be some dumb lil button. Thank you.


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1 month 2 weeks ago #737911 by Garbo
Buddy just had this happen last week.  Had I known this post existed, I would have forwarded to him.  Drove him up the wall!  

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