Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD400 / IXUS 50 Digital Camera ?

LCD problem Hello, my camera's LCD works only when I want to view pictures I took.  However when I want to take a picture the LCD goes black.  Oictures can be taken however you can't see what your taking.

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Click the "display" button on the back and it should change how your lcd works. mine did that for awhile and i thought i'd broken it - just pushed a button when i didn't know it...
\015\012hope that's all that's wrong!
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LCD problem Hello, my camera's LCD works only when I want to view pictures I took.  However when I want to take a picture the LCD goes black.  Oictures can be taken however you can't see what your taking.


Click the "display" button on the back and it should change how your lcd works. mine did that for awhile and i thought i'd broken it - just pushed a button when i didn't know it...\015\012hope that's all that's wrong! ... Canon PowerShot SD400 / IXUS 50 Digital Camera

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