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Canon camera shutter sticking cannot take photo regards Margaret

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  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    I have the same problem....I think. I have to press my shutter button twice when using optical view finder. I have a canon xs. What to do?

  • emsteve May 02, 2009

    When I take a picture the shutter closes but does not reopen unless I push the button a second time. I have a Canon EOS Rebel X 35 MM. Please help we have a BDay party in about 50 mins.

  • Kevin Pettit
    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    Hi Margaret,

    Which Canon camera do you have?

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Canon EOS cameras manufactured in the late 1980s to early 1990s have an internal foam bumper for the shutter curtain which deteriorates with time, breaking down into an oily black tar. The tar oozes down and gets onto the shutter blades, causing them to stick. This results in the shutter either failing to open altogether or opening too slowly, resulting in blank or unexposed photographs.

Posted on Feb 26, 2010

Hi it is canon snappy LX ii

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