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no picture in the monitor when taking photos. it is ok when

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no picture in the monitor when taking photos. it is ok when i go into the files
Hello, my name is***** be happy to assist you.
Please allow me to ask you a few questions to diagnose the problem.
- Can you please get me the model number off of camera in question?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
(###) ###-####or d33697 or n16184 three no,s on base of camera
I'm sorry, there is no model number info which is necessary to get related manual for troubleshooting the problem.
Please check the bottom side of camera for model number and brand/ make info.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

they are the only numbers on the camera

This is odd, can you check what brand/ make it is?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

nikon D80

Thanks for model info, let me check related manual and get back to you in few minutes.
Thanks for waiting, what monitor is missing the picture, is it viewfinder (eye piece) or the LCD screen?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

lcd screen, but works ok for set up etc, just not for pics

ah OK, does the camera display saved pictures if press Play button near the top left of LCD screen?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Thanks Tony for the info.
It seems you are looking for "live view" on LCD screen (in camera mode) to take fresh picture, unfortunately this camera doesn't have such feature (newer models do have such facility) and need to use viewfinder to take picture.
Since LCD screen shows setup features/ icons and shows saved pictures in Play mode that means camera is just fine and has no issue.
It just didn't made with such feature to view the scene on LCD while taking pictures as the new models do. I trust my input will help you out. Please feel free to respond if you have any additional questions.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

i feel such an idiot. my other camera which i have been using lately has a live screen and i have had the nikon 3 years so i should have known.. a senior moment

Its OK, some times it happen.