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Delayed preview image

Easter Sunday afternoon my camera was heavily used. When I got home, I found that I was not getting a preview image before I pressed the "take picture" button. When I press the button the flash works and the picture is taken, then the "preview" image appears. I need to know how to restore the image preview before the picture is taken.

Stanley F. Nelson
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Sounds like you accidentally pressed the DISP button on the back (it manually turns the LCD screen on and off to save batteries). Turn the camera on and press the DISP button once. Hopefully that should fix it.

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