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I have a Canon Rebel Xti and today I was shooting pictures with a new lens and I pressed the shutter and it did not release and it is stuck. I tried to turn off the camera but it still shows that it is on. Thanks for the help

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If the camera does the same without the lens mounted, it's probably a defective release switch. It'll have to be replaced by a repair shop for around $130.

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