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Canon eos1 I am not a pro but recently got an EOS1 film camera. I used it for a couple of weeks and was absolutely in-love with it. This morning I took out the lens and tried to get rid of a speck on the laser mat glass and might have touched the mirror. After the lns was put back on, the camera would focus but shutter would not engage, the display shows "bc". This is like Windows' blue screen of death. What can I do? I only paid $100 for the camera body.

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    I have the exact same problem. I tried putting in new batteries and doing the bc button and nothing is happening. When i try to take a picture it sits there flashing bc for a long time, and will not stop. Someone please please please help!!


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According to the manual, this indicates either (1) the battery is low and needs to be replaced, or (2) the internal self test is failing when the shutter button is depressed half-way. For the latter condition, they recommend removing the battery completely, then reinserting and pressing the battery check button (second button down under the 'palm' door).

If you still get the blinking 'bc', it indicates the camera needs service.

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