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Camera auto focuses, shoots but the view screen is black

EOS Rebel. In auto mode, my camera will focus and shoot just fine, but no picture appears and the view screen is black. Also, auto flash will not pop up. It did this once before and I remember it was a menu setting, but I cannot figure it out this time. No help from manual. PLEASE help!

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Check the playback menu that the review time has not been set to OFF. This will stop any pictures displaying on the back of the camera when taking them!

I leave mine at 2 secs which is long enough to quickly review and keeps the battery life up. If I need to review for longer, just use playback.

The flash won't come on if you have the camera in any of the creative modes (i.e. A-DEP, M, AV, TV or P). You can manually use it by pressing the flash button just above the lens release button on the front of the camera.

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