I was using the camera and it was functioning properly. I viewed the pictures I had just taken and wanted to continue taking pictures. I took the next couple of pictures using the viewfinder, due to some glare. When I went to review those pictures the LCD screen would not open. I was able to continue taking pictures and I was able to review the pictures I had taken through the viewfinder, a pain. I checked my owners manual but found no help. thanks
I have solved the problem with an empiricist method:
I take off the battery.
I unscrew all the visible screw ( be careful to the varius size and position)
I take away the back part ( the one with "10X" printed)
I separate of little millimeters the two side of the boby, but i don't try to completely open the machine.
I insert the 4 battery an try to turn on .
Without a logic explanation the lcd open again .
Peraphs the 2,3 millimeters of space let the pastic cover to be unlocked.
I screw all the screw and the machine is all right again!
I know i'm very lucky!
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its actually probably the display. there is 3 different displays. 1. shows picture with icons 2. shows just the picture and 3. is a solid black screen. just hit the display button to cycle through until your desired display is present
Press the Menu button to see the menu. Press the Info button to see the shooting info screen. Press the Playback button to review the pictures you've already taken.
If you want to use the LCD screen for shooting, then you're out of luck. The D40 does not have the Live View capability. The camera is designed to function as SLRs have for the last half century: you frame the picture through the viewfinder. I realize this isn't the answer you wanted to see, but that's the way the camera works.
There is no function to do this on the EOS 400D. Don't forget the camera is an SLR and still has to open and close a shutter to take a picture. The image is then converted using a CCD instead of exposed on film. I find with my 20D I just take loads of pictures and review them and then delete the ones that I don't want. This is the beauty of the digital age.
You have to set the camera to "Live View" mode. Check your manual for settings. BTW, it's usually a bad idea to use Live View mode unless the camera is on a tripod. With Live View you have to hold the camera out in front of you and it's much less steady.
Your camera works just like a film camera SLR,. You use the eyepiece
to frame and focus your picture. The LCD screen is for reviewing
pictures taken or menu operations. You cannot preview a shot on screen before it is taken with the camera.
If you mean you see no picture on the lcd monitor before you take the picture and see it only after you have taken it than this is normal with digital SLRs.
But if you mean you see nothing on the lcd monitor after you have taken a picture ( no playback ) then either the shutter is not working , or the CMOS sensor is not working or the camera is not communicating with CF card.