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Clicking noise and shutter wont open

When you turn the camera on it makes quite a loud continuous clicking noise. Also the shutter doesn't open properly so when you take a picture you get dark shadows in the opposite corners. Any Suggestions?

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  • paula godbey Jul 22, 2007

    I'm not sure what "clean the assembly" means?
    Do I need to take it apart?



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Look for Contamination on the slide Take Denatured Alcahol and Clean the Assembely Let me Know ttech

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