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Canon A-1 Shutter button won't fire at all. It is not in the "L" setting and I have tried without the lens on, with the lens, in the AV and TV settings. Also, I can not get a LED meter reading despite using a brand new battery. Please help! Hue

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I assume you've tried cleaning the battery contacts & trying to ensure they aren't bent out of shape. So, the most likely cause is that the power switch has failed. I have an A1 myself which is now around 23 years old and very well used so I would hate to do this to it - but my only suggestion is to forget it and pick up a secondhand one, perhaps on eBay. They go for £50 or less there - less than the cost of even getting an estimate for repair, let alone getting the work done. Sorry I can't be more helpful.

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