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Canon S2 IS problem blank viewfinder and LCD

I turn my camera on to take a picture and my screen blank, but I have picture on my SD card I can see. HELP

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Some cameras have the choice to take the picture by looking through the veiwfinder or on the LCD screen. check in the menu and set it to LCD if you want to use the LCD

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