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Canon Rebel XSi mirror problem

My Rebel XSi is facing mirror problems recently. In full auto mode it works fine. In manual mode, when I press the shutter button, the mirror moves up and gets stuck there. After a very long time (15 seconds or so) the mirror just comes down and there is no image recorded. If I press the shutter button again, when the mirror gets stuck, then the shutter opens up, records the image and the mirror comes down.
Mirror lock up option is NOT enabled, but still I face this problem. In auto mode I find no issues.
Has anyone faced an issues like this? Can someone help me out?

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SOURCE: Spot Meter on Canon Rebel XT?

there's a metering mode setting.
from the manual:

(metering mode on first menu1)
evaluative metering - standard setting, takes account off all areas of scene.
Partial metering - effective when background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting etc.
Centre weighted average metering - the metering is weighted at the centre then averaged for entire scene.
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pressing the right hand button of the two little ones top right corner of camera brings up display on lcd, using thumb wheel you can select where the metering takes place. in the viewfinder the display lights a red dot for areas selected.

Try these settings to see if this helps in your situation.

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Does your blue print light come on? The blue light is just right of the menu button.

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Actually what I found to solve the problem was to first set the lens in "MF" and practice taking a picture manually to see if that would work. When I did this, I discovered that the fine tuning portion of the lens was somehow stuck mechanically. I heard a loud click as I turned it. That was all it took to fix the focusing mechanism on the lens. Then I set to "AF" and Voila, the camera worked just fine.

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SOURCE: My camera (digital rebel xsi)

Sounds like either the shutter or maybe even the mirror. Are you able to see a picture through the viewfinder? If you can find a very clean area, try taking a long exposure (30 seconds) and and see if you can see the mirror through the lens. If you can see through the viewfinder, and the long exposure is still black, then I fear you are correct.

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