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Canon A85 has stopped shooting

I have really loved this camera and have not had a problem for the 2 years I have had it. has stopped shooting pics. The zoom and focus seem to work fine, everything seems to work normally but the actual shutter button will not respond. I have tried a different memory card and replaced with new batteries and reset to factory settings. I am very hesitant to send it in for repair afraid it will cost more than a new one to get fixed. Any suggestions?

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The A85 has had problems with the operations deck assy which contains the primary controls that the customer uses to operate the camera. If this is the problem, the part is approx. $60 from Canon, I am not sure what they charge for labor to replace the bad component. Good Luck to you. Joe Weibel

Posted on Feb 16, 2007


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