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My camera will not take photos

The camera turns on and all functions work fine except it will not take photographs. When you press the shutter release button, it will not focus or take photos. The camera was working but all of a sudden it just stopped taking pictures. I have opened that camera up and all looks okay.

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Re: My camera will not take photos

'I have opened the camera up and looks OK' How can you tell? what you have done is negated any chance of as repair or replacement. But a new camera?

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