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I can't seem to turn the monitor (LCD screen) on to view pictures prior to taking them????


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The shutter remains closed on a DSLR until you take a picture. There is no way to preview an image that does not exist yet.
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I can't seem to turn the monitor (LCD screen) on to view pictures prior to taking them????


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The CCD is bad or the Iris is shut stuck. If it's the Iris just stuck, it might just have moisture - leave the camera in a dry place for a day. If it's the CCD - pretty much "kiss-it-good-bye". To replace the CCD is expensive - get a new camera. ... Digital Cameras

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The D40 works the same way SLRs have worked for the past half century. Only recently have dSLRs acquired a "Live-View" capability, where you see the image on the LCD monitor instead of through the viewfinder.I realize this probably wasn't ... Nikon D40x Digital Camera
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