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My Canon Digital Rebel XT won't delete photos

I have had my Canon Rebel XT for about a year and a half and have never had any problems with it. Last weekend, I took it with me on holiday and took new pictures and erased old ones on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday I went to shoot some more and found I had no room left on my memory card, so I hit the delete button (you know, the little trash can icon) and nothing in, the "erase, erase all, cancel" options didn't even appear on the screen. I thought maybe the button was just stuck but I pressed it again and again, harder, and still nothing. So, I switched to a different memory card, thinking maybe that was the problem, but still had the same issue. I can still delete photos from the memory card by connecting it to my computer but I need to be able to delete them off the camera as I travel a lot and don't have computer access during those times. Has anybody else had this problem? Is there a solution? The camera was not dropped, tampered with or even touched between the time I erased photos on Saturday night and the time I went to erase more on Sunday. I'm completely baffled...any ideas?

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  • sherenec Feb 23, 2008

    I have the same problem. When I press the 'trash' button, none of the delete options appear. I probably shouldn't do this, but I have found that if I shake my camera (one firm jolt), it works.

    Any suggestions?



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