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Canon 40D LCD Wont come on buSY flashes in view finder

My Canon 40D camera appears to be locked up. In the view finder it flashes buSY and wont take a picture. The LCD wont come on to view pictures either. I have replaced the battery, lens and memory card from a working 40D with ethe same problem????

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  • mlanzone Dec 17, 2008

    Busy is flashing for me too, occasionally the normal screen comes up, but as soon as I press the shutter button "busy" flashes again.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    does not take picture of scene in view finder. no display of scene through view finder

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Okay, this is simple. Your camera can take several pictures at one time in a burst. However when you release the shutter button your processor takes a second to actually SAVE the pictures to the card in the camera. One thing than has helped me in my wedding photography business is to buy the fastest speed cards I can find. It significantly reduced my "busy" time.

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