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Camera turns on but shutter does not open. green light comes on then it beeps twice and shuts down. You can view pictures fine though

The camera powers up, shutter does not open and you can not take photos. you can switch to view mode and see pictures fine. Help!

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  • proffer109 Nov 27, 2008

    any new tips? my camera is fully charged and has all other functions.. just the lens will not open so i can take video or picture... everything else is perfect though... help any advice?

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You mean SD400 camera doesn't show any error sign and it just doesn't have live view to shoot picture?
If yes, its problem of bad CCD imager and Canon will provide free of cost repair facility for SD400 camera.
Click Canon CCD Advisory for details.

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Oct 24, 2008

    I'm sorry, above free repair scheme is for S400 camera........Not for SD400

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