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Canon 30D Took a pic and it looked really good but I decided to change lenses, switched off then changed lens for one that I have used hundreds of times and camera will not switch back on, full battery and all doors closed properly.

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Is the lens a Canon EF or EF-S lens? Have you used it before on this particular camera body? Did you do anything else (change memory cards, etc.) at the same time you changed the lens?

Try taking off the lens and cleaning the electrical (metal) contacts on both the lens and the body with a small dust-free cloth or pencil eraser. If that doesn't help, switch in the lens you were using before. If it works with the original lens, there may be an electrical problem with the other one. If it no longer works with the original lens, you may need to have it serviced.

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

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