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Mirror stays up

When the shutter is pressed the mirror goes up, stays there and locks up the camera. Remove the battery and this resets the camera! any ideas/

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Re: Mirror stays up

Check first if there is/not a Mirror lock Some makes have it. Failing that it seems there is a mirror mechanism fault. Establish exactly what you think it is and then onto Canon Tech Support team for their help you may need to return it to Canon.

Posted on May 28, 2007

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Hi when I use the creative settings I push the shutter realese button the camera clicks but does not tak the picture until I realesa the button and press it again. Is ths a setting I need to change or is...

No fault of the camera it's has been programed in custom function #9 for mirror lock up. In mirror kock up mode first click of the shutter button locks up the mirror the second takes the shot and lowers the mirror. Mirror lock up is most often used while tripod mounted for extreme close ups or macro photography and also where a large telephoto lens is used. Mirror lock up is for reducing camera vibration during exposure. You can go into your custom function menu scroll to #9 and turn this off and all will return to normal.

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Regardless of lenses,and batteries, cf cards, flash and exposure settings, when the fire button is pressed there is a small "click" and the camera freezes-no picture none of the exposure settings...

A few suggestions: The mirror lock up function has been activated. The sensor cleaning mode has been activated, doing this the camera as soon as you trip the shutter the mirror will come up and all other functions of the camera are inoperable. the mirror will stay in that position until it runs out of battery or you turn it off. The part you said about having to removing the battery doesn't make scents for this function though. Sensor cleaning is in the Custom Functions.
I know you said regardless of lenses and batteries how long do you wait before shutting the camera off and removing the battery? I know that's a question and we aren't suppose to answer a question with a question but the reason I'm asking is that the Canon 40D has a long 30 second shutter speed and a "bulb" setting. It is possible that the camera has been set to "AV" and the shutter is timing out, OR it's been turned to BULB and that mirror will stay there until the camera battery is dead before it drops. Couple things to check out before the next thing I'd think about is the amount of shutter actuation. The Canon 40D has a shutter good for 100,000 clicks/actuation. Sounds like a lot but if you are doing time laps or extended video it's very possible to blow the shutter out of these.

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After using our e-520 for about a year we have a problem. After taking a photo. When looking though the view finder all is black, as is the screen when switching to the lcd. Is it possible the shutter is...

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I'm looking for the source of this same problem. I was able to get my d70 unstuck by:
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