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Canon T70 not taking photos!?!? Help

I have a Canon T70 and I have downloaded the manual to it, unfortunatly that didn't help my problem.. I can get the camera to change Modes, Manual/Automatic and ISO but when I push the shutter button down to take the photo nothing happens... Well it does show meter readings and a P blinking through the eye finder... Can you help...
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Christi

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  • Thebeau Jun 15, 2008

    I didn't plug in anything- It is an old film camera- I just can figure out why the camera will advance film when I put new film in it and it will rewind fine- I just can't get the shutter to take a photo- It will like I said before show me the meter readings and blink P so I know that it is working I just can't figure out what I'm doing wronge or if it is Broke...

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    Christi

  • Thebeau Jun 15, 2008

    I took off the lens and removed film then tried to push the button down to take a photo and still no better results... What is this worth as is? I am planning on getting rid of it anyway--- Other than this the camera looks and sounds great---

    Christi

  • Thebeau Jun 16, 2008

    Ok Thanks

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    What happens when you plug it into an electrical outlet?

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The T70 is a great film camera but it sounds like the electromagnet on magnetic shutter curtain release has failed. You can find another T70 body in excellent condition pretty low price on ebay. I think the repair cost would be double of a used body

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Oops my bad.

It could be a jammed shutter. If you take the lens out and the film out. Take a few pictures and see if the shutter moves. If there is no movement I would take it into a camera shop and take a look at it. Unless the shutter spring is busted, it could be an easy fix.

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    Tim Babcock Jun 15, 2008

    You might want to check on EBay and see what there running for.

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Hi there and welcome to FixYa.

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