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I touched the black ribbon/fabric behind the mirror.

I took off my lens and was cleaning the mirror. i lfted it up and touched the black ribbon(whatever) behind the mirror. camera will not turn on properly or let me take pictures

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Unfortunately, what you touched was the cameras shutter. You will have to send the camera for a shutter replacement. You need to contact your dealer or the camera manufacturers support in order to find out where to send the camera.
Normally, a shutter replacement cost around $200, depending on make and model.
Hope this helps, 
/Chris

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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