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Shutter will not close. Appears to be locked with shutter out. Slider is ok. Not batteries. Cannot take a photo. Nothing shows up on quick view. Red light blinks for a short time. Makes a beep sound. Then cuts off.

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It´s normal in that kind of cameras it can be fine but after u shoot one pic with flash will happen the same, to fix the problem u will need to send it to a repair centre, they will isolate some stuff inside to prevent that from happening.

Posted on Jan 19, 2007

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