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Canon t70 I read a solution of yours and wondered if you had an answer for me. My t70 recently started no taking pictures, i press the button and I get a click, but the film doesn't advance or anything. I took the lens off and pressed the button, and nothing happens, mirror doesn't move or anything. The metal peice on the bottom of the chamber that the lens shutter gets moved with is where I'm thinking lies the problem. If I put some pressure on it and press the shutter button, it will take a picture, with and without film. After I do this it will take pictures over and over UNTIL I put a lens back on. (I've tried different lenses too) Once I put the lens back on it goes back to just clicking. Again, if I remove the lens and jiggle that metal piece it'll take a picture again. I'll include an image so you can see which piece i'm talking about. The pic included is a t80 but its the same piece that i'm referring to.

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    old marine May 11, 2010

    The T80 doesn't have a stop down lever, which on the T90 is just about where the shaft of your drawn arrow is on the photo above.

    Look inside the T90 and see if there is a red dot showing next to the metal piece you referred to. If so, you need to move the stop down lever to hide the red dot before you mount the lens.


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Honestly, I just got a T70 on ebay for $15. Sounds like it's time to move on. I had an AE-1 for over 10 years but it just wasn't working and one has to weigh the cost of repair, the cost to replace it or upgrade to a modest digital camera.

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