Sorry for posting this "former" problem. As I can not load the CD manual on my computer, because I don't have the lastest OS, I was relying on the 32 page English Getting Started booklet. It did not mention the DISP button to turn the LCD on and off. Only to activate, open the LCD and visa versa. But a quick call to Canon support cleared things up. They also said I could download the manual from their web site. So all is well.