Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera ?

No image is appearing when i turn it on, i can see the pics that i took but not before i take it


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Think that you might have accidentally pressed the DISP or DISPLAY button on the back of your camera. This manually turns the LCD display on and off to save batteries. You would then use the optical viewfinder in its place. To turn the screen back on, just press the DISP button one more time.
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