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20D I have a problem with the camara, i doesn't shoot. The light blinks and make the focus sound but does not shoot. Please I need help. C?sar

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  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    I'm having the same problem but only when in manual mode.  I've noticed it with all my lenses.  The auto settings seem to work fine but I can't do anything manually - even the auto focus won't work in manual.  EXTREMELY frustrating!

  • Anonymous May 21, 2009

    Canon 20D with all my lenses in manual or auto mode would fix focus, beep and then does not fire. This happens erratically.

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Hi i am sagha from mumbai ,i am a cameraa repairer I think ur camera needs experts attention, it can't be solved by yourself.see, camera has double touch release button system.the hardened plates inside the release buttons get broken, so every time you try to focus camera it gets focused but don't get released.So hurry,contact a very good service person and tell him to check this.Your problem will be solved soon.And don't forget to help others from your field so the help will come your way.

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