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Rebel XTi - piece loose AND it will not take photo!

I accidentally posted this as a solution to someone else's 'loose piece' problem... but they seem to have solved it, that it's the flash... I think my issue is sadly worse: Sporadically, the camera simply will not take a picture!  At first I thought my settings were off (yes, I'm a beginner, be nice), but then I realized it would simply take a bad photo, not refuse to take one at all!  So I can't help but think that whatever's come loose inside is a bit more serious.  I have to point to the ground, then lift it up slowly, THEN it will take the photo (most times).  So for me, I'm thinking it's more than the flash or whatnot previously mentioned.  Very frustrating as I just got this camera four months ago, and treat it like a baby!

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If it's still under warranty, you need to contact Canon to have it repaired. I don't recommend taking it apart.

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It may be caused by excessive force in pushing/pulling a CF memory card, or due to a manufacturing issueof the camera.

The solution is to open the camera, and check what is causing the problem and fix it.

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Such repair will require some philips screwdrivers, a soldering iron, soldering wire, and a st of tweezers.

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Hi everyone.

I had the same problem with my 400D. It refused to focus. On manual focus I could take pictures though, but not on Auto focus.
What happened was I cleaned the mirror with a piece of soft cloth, the spring hooked onto the cloth and came loose.

I took my lens off, checked the mirror, found that the little spring connecting the mirror and the little glass part above the mirror was loose. Took a lot of patience and hours to get it back in. I used a pair of tweezers 2 x toothpicks and a short piece of fishing line (thin line). Go have a look at another 400D how the spring should be clipped in. I used the fishing line to hook the " L " shape of the spring back in after I lined the back part of spring up, since there is no space next to the mirror and the body of the camera.

Like I said. This takes a lot of patience and be prepared to sit for 3 to 4 hours.

It worked though.

Hope this helps.

Where can I get a service manual for the 400D ?


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