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Canon Rebel xti...broken?

When my camera is on manuel setting and I try to take a picture the shutter stays closed until I push the button again. This can't be normal. Is my camera broken or just on the wrong setting?

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Re: Canon Rebel xti...broken?

You will have to 'Play in Depth' with the help on the manual here to establish what it is you are doing that the camera not like. For example if in load light conditions and you have set the camera to manual, then it could block if the manual setting does not suit the light condition prevailing. So manual out and a good read through

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How to reset cannon rebel xti

Hi there here's the steps on how to reset your cannon rebel xti's settings :)
1.Press the "Menu" button on the back of the Canon Rebel XT and to the left of the LCD screen to access the main menu. You will notice five tabs across the top of the screen. 2.Push the "Jump" button, which is located below the "Menu" button on the back of the camera, until the last tab is selected. The last tab is "Set-up Menu 2," and has a symbol of a wrench next to a hammer and a "2." 3.Press the down arrow button on the back of the camera until "Clear All Camera Settings" is highlighted, and then press the "Set" button. The "Set" button is located in the middle of the arrow buttons, which are found to the right of the LCD screen. A confirmation screen that reads "Clear All Camera Settings" appears. 4.Push the right arrow button to highlight "OK," and then press the "Set" button to reset all of the settings to their defaults.

Sep 29, 2011 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

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My camera wont take a picture anymore. I push the shutter button down and nothing happens

I have the same problem - it wont take pictures in auto focus mode but will in manual focus?? Help!!

Jan 05, 2011 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

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My Canon Rebel XTi seems to randomly take shots and more often not. Any idea what could be causing this?

If the camera appears to be working properly in some pictures and not others I'm going to suggest you look at your Shooting Modes. It's very possible that the mode dial has been turned to the TV mode which is Shutter Priority. With the Rebel having a shutter speed of 30 seconds to 1/4000 you may click the shutter to take a pictures and the camera appear not to take the picture. A few seconds later the shutter closes and the mirror drops. This also can happen if you are in the Night Portrait mode. The length of time my be longer if the lens cap is immediately placed on the lens.

Change your mode to "P" program until you become more familiar with the camera functions and settings

Dec 10, 2010 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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Canon Rebel XTi over exposes images in auto setting

Try in reset the camera to factory settings.

If still you have a problem, then try with a different lens.

Best regards,

Jul 09, 2009 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

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Camera wont take pictures

try pushing the disp. button on the top left of the back above menu button

Apr 03, 2009 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

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My canon rebel xti is broken?

This will happen if you have the camera set to manual and the aperture/shutter speed combination does not let in enough light. There's a wheel on the top of the camera with M, A, S, P, Auto settings - turn the wheel to select P or Auto and try again.
Also, if you're indoors, you may have to use the flash.

Mar 01, 2009 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

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Canon EOS Rebel problem

This is usually caused by a defective shutter release switch - it'll have to go into a repair shop - independent shops will charge about $110 USD - Canon charges about $180

Nov 26, 2008 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

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I have a canon rebel xti. Some of my images are soft...not too soft, but a little. If I upgraded to canon 40 D slr, would my pictures be sharper, like around someones eyes, assuming I keep the lens,...

I have a Rebel XTi and take professional images. It could be that your lens isn't as sharp as it should be or your sharpness settings in the camera are set low.

Sep 22, 2008 | Canon Digital Cameras

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Black pictures

Check your settings - could be if very black night, and you set it to 100 iso film speed, and maybe you are on say 1/1000 of sec at maybe f16, then that's ok. You would maybe need an explosion in an oil refinery to capture much.

However, you perhaps could try this:

1 change the battery for fresh one, and see if it helps - sometimes, the shutter won't really shut if battery power is very low

2. change the mode setting to auto, and see if the flash pops up and takes a pix - then if the pix is good, the camera is still working

3. Reset the camera to the factory defaults, by:

  • Firstly press the 'menu' button, then the up button above the 'OK' as many times as needed, until you see the top folders are highlighted.

  • Press the right button near the 'OK' until you see the last folder highlighted. You will know this is highlighted when you see the first menu option that says 'Language'. The 3rd one down from that says 'Clear Settings'.

  • Press the down button under the 'OK' until 'Clear Settings' is highlighted, then press the 'OK' button.

  • Scroll up to your choice and press 'OK' to reset your Canon 400D back to default factory settings.
If that fails, back to Canon! - good luck

Apr 20, 2008 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

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