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I have an Olympus Evolt E-300 and it has worked beauifully for a long time. However, on a cruise in the south Pacific it suddenly stopped working. It will turn on, and apparently the supersonic sensor cleaner works ok. The LCD works fine (e.g. I can call up menus, etc.) but the camera will not take photos. When the shutter button is pressed, the shutter operates 6 or 8 times in rapid succession, but no image is recorded on the memory card. I've checked the memory card, and battery and they are fine. I tried reinstalling the firmware, and apparently that reinstallation was successful, but the camera's behavior did not change. Any suggestions? Thanks, Prof67

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Check out the pins in the base of the card chamber- are any missing or bent? Next check out Mirror action- is it working? Try to get onto the Olympus Tech Support team. If it is broken I think a repair will not be an option- the cost if possible will be well on the way to the next camera This is my camera too - lovely under rated beasts

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