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After you inserted the Compact Flash card, you have to format the card in the camera. If it was used in another camera there is always a possibility your camera can't read the existing file system. Make sure you saved all pictures on the card, in a computer, using a memory card reader. Only then format the card in the camera. Then you first have to shoot a picture, before you can see one.
Make sure you close the memory card cover, before you try to do anything with the card.
Never open the camera, or remove the battery, while the memory access light is still flashing. This could damage the filesystem.
If you already did so, try to recover the files in a card reader connected to the computer. There is free recovery software on the net.

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