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40D shuts down when shutter pressed

My 40D stopped working 14 months after purchase,with exactly the same symptoms.I returned it to the shop where I bought it,they sent it off to Canon.
Canon say I will have to pay them £250 to repair...It's only 14 months old for pity's sake!! I've been a Canon user for 29 years,but now I'm seriously contemplating buying Nikon.NOT HAPPY!!

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Avoid getting milked get the camera back asap how much is a pound in dollars anyway...
Try a new set of batteries the snap of the shutter may be just enough to load down a weak battery array warranty is warranty and they have the rest of the world that still may buy theor stuff and all thecompanies are the same. Hey that is giving the business, Silent protest and it is silent. No matter how loud you are yelling grab their purse strings when you can they are connected to their unit between their toes. Yea there large toes.

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