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Shutter release button wont work! Help please, and fast.

I recieved the camera from school(photography class) and I'm new to photography. Only problem is when I try to take a photo it wont work. I moved the film advance lever, but the shutter release still wont work!

I have to have atleast 10 photos done for tomorrow, and I'm extremely stressed out. Please help, thank you.

-Skye.

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  • Theguero Feb 02, 2009

    I have the same problem. The shutter release button is stuck. I can advance the film as much as i want but the shutter release wont work.

    Also, this is not a battery problem. I have the non-zoom manual version of this camera, and the shutter release does not work on batteries.

  • Timm Chapman
    Timm Chapman May 11, 2010

    Sounds like a battery issue. Have you tried to replace the batteries?

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What camera body do you have?
You may have your depth of field preview button stuck. I picked up a Canon T90 in mint condition but the lcd was blinking EEE. All the problem was the depth of field preview lever below the lens was stuck. With a little extra force and some silicone spray lubricant repaired the flashing EEE problem.

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is the light meter working ? if not replace the batteries

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