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Locked up I'm using this camera for college. It locked up on me...is this something i did wrong and can i fix it or do i have to send it away?

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    THE BUTTON TO SNAP THE PHOTO IS LOCKED UP. WILL NOT SNAP A PHOTO.

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Detach the lens, if the camera works then the problem is with the lens.
For the lens you have to send

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