Having problems with your Cannon Digital Cameras ?

When i turn on my digicam the LCD display is black...

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Some models have a choice between a viewfinder view and an LCD "Live View". Read the manual to see if that is the case. Of course if your model has no viewfinder the problem is more serious...
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When i turn on my digicam the LCD display is black...

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