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No shutter actuation, no menu display, no autofocus.

When I turn on my 5D, I get no autofocus, no shutter actuation, and no menu display. I've replaced batteries (including the date/time battery). I've changed lenses. I've taken off my vertical grip. Same issue, every time.

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    lucasbutchar Jun 24, 2012

    Hi, did you ever figure out the problem? I'm having the exact same issues with my 5D.

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Check the battery and flash card doors. are they propely shut?

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