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When I press shutter release button, it fails to shoot.

When I try to fire, the camera fails to go into any auto focus mode and thus will not fire.  I push the button several times and sometimes it will began to work and I can shoot a few frames and then it freezes again.
Error message appears in top window of F
Prior to this, camera has always worked flawlessly.. Any ideas?

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  • tradermac Jun 19, 2009

    Appears that I moved my switch on rear of camera to lock position.


    When in fully automatic mode, the camera would not focus or fire. I changed to manual and everything worked fine, went back to auto and nothing worked. Then I realized what I had done, I had accidentially moved my switch position to the dot (unlocked) and now the camera appears to be back to its old self again.


    Thank you for all the suggestions and help. 'tradermac'

  • Jonathan Larson May 11, 2010

    Is the problem only in one shooting mode? What shooting mode are you in? Also are you in AF-Servo or AF continuous? try changing this in the settings menu and see if there is still a problem. Does the camera look like it is autofocusing? Is it only with one lens or does it happen no matter what lens is on.

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