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Busy Camera will not take a picture. When turned on it powers up and the flash works but it states "busy" and will not function further.

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  • Dale Ann Dec 16, 2007

    Thank You!!! I had taken the camera to a Ritz Camera store to have someone look at it and they had no clue as to why it wouldn't work. Your tip about changing the "Commications" worked and now it takes beautiful pictures again.

  • annamac Apr 22, 2008

    Argh! I've tried the Communications idea, held my breath, brief anticipation and... NOTHING! It still focuses, refocuses, all the while flashing in preparation and then when I remove my finger from the trigger, it shows a BUSY signal. It was working GREAT, what gives???

  • mak1228 Apr 22, 2009

    I used to be able to do continuous shooting, but now it gets locked up with a "busy" notice on my screen. It is so frustrating trying to take pics quickly. HELP!  My 8 meg never did this!

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My camera only downloaded half of the pictures and now the word busy comes out on my camera and it wont let me download either my 2 gig or 1 gig cards

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Some cameras have a communications setting in the camera menus and this should be set to "Normal" or "PC Connection" not "PTP" or "PTP/Printer". Please check this setting is set correctly if you camera shows "Busy" when you try to connect it to your PC

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Can you try with a new or different CF card,if there is read and write error into CF card camera will gives message "busy".

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