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I have a canon G9 which was working great. When I turn the camera on, all the settings come up on the screen but there is no view. when you take a picture it is black. I can look back at old photographs taken with no trouble. Have I turned something off by mistake?

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    I have the same problem did not solve it yet



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Same issue. Anyone have a solution? It was not the display button.

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It sounds like you hit the display button, which is there to save battery power, except, you should still be able to see the pics you take, puzzling...

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