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No picture on my LCD

I just got a new OLYMPUS evolt-500 and when iam in picture taking mode, i cant see the picture on the LCD screen. Iv looked through the manual and tried to find the setting but cant seem to find how to turn my LCD screen on. It works with everything else, like it shows me the setting options and everything.

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When in the taking mode- this SLR will not show an image as other cameras- because the mirror is down for the reflex view finder- this is normal for this type of camera although I understand there is a make/model that gets around this - but it is not the E-v 500 just like my E-v 300

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