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I have a Canon Powershot SD1000 and when I turn it on, the screen to take a picture says it's on auto, but it's black and you can't see anything through it. If I switch to video mode or picture review mode, the screen can be seen through. I think that I accidentally put it on the wrong setting, but I don't know how to fix it.

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  • jldavis87 Jul 05, 2008

    Thanks! I knew it had to me something simple like that!

  • thomasbj Jan 28, 2009

    When i turn the camera on i have a black screen although i can record under the video option and the screen is fine under digital macro and the pic shows after taken... how do i fix this

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Turn the camera on and press the DISP button on the back of the camera. This button manually turns the screen on or off to save batteries.

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