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Powers Up but won't take picture

Our camera powers up fine, but when you push the button it will not auto-focus nor will it actually take the picture. I tried removing the battery and reinstalling and also removing the memory card and reinstalling to no avail. Please help

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Re: Powers Up but won't take picture

I took the lens off and flip the mirror. Placed the lens back on and it worked.

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

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Re: Powers Up but won't take picture

Is this an interchangable lens model? If so remove the lens and reseat it.

Posted on Sep 04, 2007

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