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Shutter release inoperative

Olympus C-4000 ZOOM shutter button will not operate the shutter. The return spring remains operable but the button will not operate the shutter. How can I remove the shutter button and check it out? Thanks for yor help.

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Re: Shutter release inoperative

The "button" is actually just a plastic extension for the actual switch on the printed circuit board. You will have to dismantle the camera to gain access to the board and then use a DMM to test the switch contacts.

Posted on Oct 04, 2007

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TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTITf correct focus cannot be obtained
When the subject to be focused is not on the AF target mark (not positioned
in the center of the composition), you can use the following steps to obtain the
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I cut and pasted the above figures rather than typing them all from:-

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