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OLYMPUS E500 DON'T SEE ANYTHING THRU THE VIEWFINDER

CHARGED THE BATTERY, SET THE CAMERA TO 'AUTO' CHANGED THE LENSES OUT A COUPLE TIMES, BUT DO NOT SEE ANYTHING THRU THE VIEWFINDER. THE LCD SHOWS MENU OPTIONS, BUT THAT'S IT. AM I MISING SOMETHING? I GOT THIS FOR CHRISTMAS AND AM NOT FAMILIAR WITH IT.

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Hit the live view button to swtich to view finder mode?? might be in teh wrong mode?

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Is the lens cap still on?

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I just had this issue with my camera (my 15 year old son solved it for me ;-) ).

The viewfinder was active in "record" mode and the LCD was "active" because you could see a little back light but no image. The "playback" mode would let me review pictures in the LCD though so I know it is capable of showing information.

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