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Hi Marsha,

You have three choices:
1. Send it to me or company for repair
2. Try to fix it yourself
3. Load up my ATG EOS Utility onto your pc

#3 is the cheapest & best way to confirm if the Shutter Button is defective.
-Load up the CD that came with camera.
-Install EOS Utility
-USB Cable connected to camera & pc
-You are will know be shooting "Tethered" with the camera
-Turn on camera
-Double click on EOS Utility

If you need more help, send me an email.


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