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Shutter wont' release

The camera shutter won't release and it won't actually take pictures. Everything else seems to be functioning correctly. the camera will focus and choose a shutter speed, aperture, etc., but the little green box appears and then the camera won't actually take the picture. The camera does something similar in video mode, focusing correctly but not recording, when the button is depressed.

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Re: Shutter wont' release

Well either the relase switch has failed or another projection device has stalled it. Check through you menu of the back screen to be sure and then call Pentax technical support on thier web site.

Posted on May 27, 2007

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