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Canon 20d, mirror constantly setting under power, sounds like the camera shutter constantly engaging, like a multiple exposure. with or without lens attached, with or without memory card, with or without time/date battery, sometimes even when camera turned off, and sometimes with camera turned off and as soon as battery makes contact with terminals.

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Preliminary reviews of various forums indicate that this is a shutter-lock issue, requiring the whole shutter assembly to be replaced.
I just sent mine in for repairs for the same issue, but they haven't diagnosed it yet.
It seems that the going rate is around 200$ for a replacement assembly, though some have claimed it has costed as much as $350.

If you take the lens off, pop the battery in, you'll notice the shutter isn't actuating, only the mirror is flipping up and down.

Posted on Apr 01, 2008

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