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I have a T2i. The camera flashes three time, but the shutter never engages. It doesn't work in any mode. It used to work fine. Is there something I may have set that is causing this?

I have set the menu back to the default settings.

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Is there an error message? Have you used it a lot? Shutters do wear out, but there is an error message when that happens.

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This could be a faulty unit.  Take it back to where you bought it and hopefully you are still under you warranty.

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My camera's shutter will not depress all the way due to a red flash light coming up all the time in the Flash-Ready indicator lamp (refer to pag 28 in the Nikon manual). It can be full sun outside but it will not work due to the red flash light coming on.

A work around is to select a flash mode of 'cancel'.
There is a button toward the front of your camera called the flash mode button. Click that until you see strike mark on the flash icon of your monitor screen (see page 32 in the Nikon manual).

The camera must have a malfunction of determining the lighting so it always thinks you need to have a flash on the picture. Of course this is not 'fixing' the flash/lighting issue but you can take typical day pictures for now with this work around.

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SOURCE: Lost all button functionality except power and shutter

There is a secondary battery I suppose for memory retension. It is housed where the other batteries and memory card are, the battery is a CR1220. I replaced that battery and things are working well again.

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