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Canon Elans 7N

New batteries installed, when taking a photo, the mirror locks in the up position as though it is a very low light situation. Mirror can not be corrected until the batteries are removed and put back in.

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    Larry Lee Mar 10, 2009

    I have the same problem with my Canon EOS Elan 7n. I have investigated it at length and find that you don't have to actually remove the batteries to get the mirror out of lockup position. The camera is acting as though the Custom Fn 5-1 is activated. With the first button push the mirror locks up and with the second push the picture is taken and the mirror returns. The problem is how to get out of this function when the function is not activated??? It acts like the "brain" has gotten confused. Most camera brains have a procedure for a reset, but I can't find it for this camera. Someone said to replace the Date/Time battery, but the 7n doesn't have that feature. I am loathe to send this wonderful camera into Canon for a huge charge for this "simple" problem. Help Please

  • madmaof4 Mar 10, 2009

    Hi..I really appreciate this advise. I spoke with Canon and they said that the lubricant on the mirror may be sticky or dry. That when a camera sets for a long period of time it may be sticky. This is the symptom I am seeing. I certainly appreciate your tip and will still try it. I am just wondering if I don't shoot for a month will it lock up again. Keep me posted on whether your issue re-occurs. I hope trick works as I don't want to pay to have it fixed by Canon either. Thank You!

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I just fixed my 7n with the same problem. I think it has to do with getting the "brain" to reset. Here is what I did--With new batteries and film removed, set the lens on MF and turn the focus to a really bad setting. Now press the shutter button FIRMLY and rapidly several times. At first the mirror will change position with each press. After several times it will "magically" begin to operate correctly (including the shutter). Problem solved without ever having to dismantle anything. Also, wife is VERY impressed since the local shop guy tried and said we would have to send it off for repair!

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    Larry Lee Mar 20, 2009

    OK same camera - shutter lock problem solved and staying solved. BUT battery is draining as though camera remains turned on even when it is turned off. BAD. 55mA drain rate with camera turned OFF. Also 55mA drain rate with camera in standby mode. HELP

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