Having problems with your Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS Digital Camera ?

I cannot see the picture i am tryin to take on the main screen. When i click display to make the text disappear on the main screen all i see is black.

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It sounds like you're trying to use Live View.

Possibility 1: Do you mean that you want to use the screen to see a "video" of what you're looking at so you can compose your shot and then click the shutter? If so you want to use Live View. Go into your menu and you'll see one topic called "Live View function settings" in the 5th section (2nd wrench icon). Make sure it says "enable". After that, press menu again to exit and then when you press the Set button you'll see the screen come to life.

Possibility 2: If you mean that you can't see the photo you've ALREADY taken, then you have to press the play button beside the screen (near the bottom). It could be that you've set the camera NOT show the image after it's shot. You can change this in the menu by setting the image display time to a higher number of seconds.
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