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Canon 40D not firing

I have a canon EOS 40D, and suddenly it stop working. When I press the shutter button half way, the auto focus works but the camera is not taking the photo when I completely press the shutter button. I have not had this problem since I bought this camera about a year ago.

Any idea what's wrong?

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  • xander1925 Jan 29, 2009

    I have the same problem and happened to me 3 times, i have my cam for 5 months now and dont know what the problem is.

  • brixtonia Feb 02, 2009

    I have the same problem and it happened whilst I was taking photos this morning - auto focus works as does info screen (shutter speed/app etc..) on top of camera. However the camera will not take a photo and the LCD screen on the back does not come on - cannot get it to playback photos from memory and it does not even display the "cleaning sensor" graphic" when turned off. I thought the memory card might be full so I connected to my PC using the USB cable but the PC cannot see it (normally fine).

  • kygp Feb 06, 2009

    i actually sent back to canon, and they replace the shuttle button, free of charge. i suspect there may be some reliability problem with the shuttle button. some may fail prematurely. so, when it fails, just hv to replace it.

  • Bobeos Mar 15, 2009

    when taking a picture with the AF set the buton depresses half way but wont fire, however on MF it does work. When the dial is set on 'M' iget the full menu but on auto I get a much more limited menu

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Try doing a reset in the camera tools somewhere, this fixed a similar problem I had.

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