Having problems with your Canon EOS 500D / Digital Rebel T1i Digital Camera ?

I bought the camera in the UK but I have since moved to Portugal and have only now had a chance to get the new camera out. This, I know, is my fault. But, nevertheless, I can't get it to work - the LCD monitor remains black when shooting whatever I do. It will take pictures via the optical viewfinder okay but I cannot get the screen to show. It works to display the settings etc but not for taking pictures so that when I press the display button it alternates between the photo settings (which


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Canon models oddly do not support images on the LCD in every picture mode. Since the LCD works for settings, my guess is its in the wrong mode for the live view and its is not an issue with the camera's LCD.\015\012
\015\012Here is a link to the camera's PDF manual:\015\012\015\012http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/0/0300004280/01/eosrti-eos500d-im2-en.pdf\015\012
\015\012If you need a PDF reader, you can download one for free here: \015\012\015\012http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/\015\012
\015\012The relevant section is on page 105 - "Live View Shooting". \015\012
\015\012Be careful using this mode as it can cause damage to the camera's sensors if you shoot directly at the sun or other intensely bright objects. This mode will also drain the batteries faster than normal shooting. A full charge should last about an hour in continuous shooting in this mode.
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