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No take picture!

I was shooting as normal, then I could shoot no longer. I still have info on top screen, all but image number in right hand corner and none of the menu or image view,jump or info buttons work and nothing comes up on LCD screen.
The camera is only about 6 weeks old and hasn't had any damage or dropages. I have tried a different CF card, re-charged the batteries (battery grip fitted) I ahve tried battery in body without battery grip. Any suggestions?

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Re: No take picture!

Okay people, I think I have solved this dilemma; at least for me personally. I had the exact same thing happen. I was shooting senior pics, changed CF cards, took some more pics and then nothing. The top screen displayed info, but the rear panel was total failure. I thought maybe it was a bad CF card, battery, etc.. Since my warranty is out... I have ruminated over this many times and was almost at the point of taking it in for an estimate.

When I was changing out the battery yesterday, (I bought a new battery, and was putting it in after a full charge) I noticed there was a screw missing from the hinge that held the battery cover in place. Upon closer inspection, I noticed there was a small opening with a piece of metal that would be pushed down by a protrusion on the inside lid cover. I replaced the screw, and fastened the lid down into place, put the battery in (I should have tested w/my old battery to fully be able to rule that out), and held my breath. Turned it to on, and that was it. All of my personalized settings were gone but I can deal with that.

I hope this works for others out there.

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Re: No take picture!

Hi John,

Try using the AC Adapter as your battery.

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