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Camera is not taking pictures

I was taking pictures at a pep rally that we were having at our school.  While taking pictures I hit a button.  I handed it to someone to fix.  When I got it back I took about two more pictures and then it wouldn't take anything.  It focuses and beeps like it is ready, but will not take anything.

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I was taking pictures at a pep rally that we were having at our school. While taking pictures I hit a button. I handed it to someone to fix. When I got it back I took about two more pictures and then it wouldn't take anything. It focuses and beeps like it is ready, but will not take anything.

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