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My a720 is on auto but won't take a pic everytime just the bright orange light on the front and nothing happens

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Soundsl ike you got a autofocus issue and this needs to be taken care of by a camera shop. The issue here is the auto focus sensor the normally causes the camera to not turn on or to turn on and the breif off again. I would have it looked at by a camera shop,

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