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T90 shutter I just bought a used T90 without batteries, put in new batteries, set up a shot, and the 1/2 click worked fine and gave me the readings and than when I pushed the shutter completely down, nothing. checked my settings and tried again, still nothing, even tried the timer, the 2 second and the 10 second, worked but still did not take the picture. Any ideas?? Tim

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Hi Tim, I had the same problem , I took it to get it repaired & was told that it needed a new shutter solinoid , the repair cost £90 5years ago, you are probably looking at around £140+ today. mine has gone again & I am reluctant to spend that sort of money on it again. If you manage to get it repaired & there are periods of time when you wont be useing it take it out periodicly & just run the shutter a few times, it helps to stop it sticking. Good luck with whatever you decide to do . regards

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What I'm thinking is the shutter and or the aperture ring is lazy. Move the aperture ring up and down several time see if the little ring next to the the camera body is responding quickly to the change.
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Lin & Daniel,
I had the same problem w/ my T90 after years of not using it. But, the T90 is not dubbed the Tank for nothing. The shutter curtains stucked/stacked because of unuse, especially if you hadn't used it for years.
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I set the shutter speed Tv 500 in Low then hit the carpeted floor while pressing the release button.
Try it my friends and let me know.

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I'd stick to Kodak film if possible. Try that out, and if no dice, then take the camera to a repair shop and have it looked over. good luck!

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It kind of depends on what exactly the problem is. If the problem is that the speeds are off, then that can likely be remedied without any new parts. It needs a clean, lube and adjust. If its due to the shutter curtains being worn and they need replacing, then there is a possibility that it uses the same curtain as another Canon model and parts can be had new for that model. Worse comes to worse, a parts body can be used for the repair.

Watch the cost of this stuff though. T90s on the used market are selling pretty cheap, so it might make more sense to buy another used and keep yours for parts.

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