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Shutter stuck hey guys, i've had my camera since '01 and it's worked just fine... but i went to take some pics the other day and when i reloaded the film the shutter gets stuck when i take a picture... it closes and takes aaalllooot of time to open again (this was while taking pictures outside in the middle of the day, so lighting shouldn't be a problem). The screen comes up with the message BC... i can't find my manual... can you help??

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Not sure about the 'BC', but the shutter problem is most likely due to shutter oil leakage. do you see some shiny black oil on the edges of the shutter blinds? i've had this happen to me once and the repair shop managed to clean it. seems like a problem that bugs Canon EOS cams. Replacing the shutter would most definitely cost more than the value of the camera, so you might want to try this

http://photonotes.org/articles/oily-shutter/

Posted on Apr 28, 2008

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