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My canon Rebel XTi keeps flashing busy and won't let me take a picture

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  • lostlois Jan 05, 2009

    Same problem. Canon Rebel says "busy" when I try to take pics with 55 mm lens sometimes w/flash, sometimes w/o flash I still get "busy" and takes a few seconds to take a pic..any solutions?

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    my canon rebel falshes busy and won't take a photo!!!

  • waterspj Mar 13, 2009

    exactly the same thing is happening to me and I'm here looking for a solution

  • waterspj Mar 13, 2009

    My canon EOS 350D is showing busy all of the time as well and will not take photos although I can download the photos already on the camera.

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    Any solutions to the "busy" signal? I also have the same issue and can't take pics.

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    Canon Rebel XS flashes busy in the viewfinder and won't do anything.

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    same

  • Alexa Clark May 10, 2009

    I am having the same problem with my XS.

    I was shooting just fine 10 minutes earlier. Turned it off, turned it on and it is flashing "busy". Screen isn't working.

    I've tried replacing the card, and with an alternate fully charged battery. Still having the problem no matter what setting I use.


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I just called Canon because I was having the same problem. They suggested putting the camera in the sports mode. The reason it flashes busy is because there is a buffer period after taking pictures where the camera needs to store the information to the disk or if using a flash, then the flash needs to recharge. If you have plenty of natural light, then the full auto (the green square) mode can be selected because the flash won't have to recharge. If you are using the portait mode, then you will have to wait for the buffer period for the flash to recharge and the information to be stored to the disk.

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Mine is doing same thing when I'm trying to upload pics to the puter--driving me nuts!

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Same problem, my Canon Rebel says "busy" when I try to take pics too. with or with out the I still get "busy." I can't even take a photo though.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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sounds like a problem with the card
what card are you using?

try formatting it. or try a different (maybe faster) card.

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SOURCE: after taking a picture the camera shows busy

It is writing the picture to the memory card, if you know it to be faster when you first used it the memory card may be wearing out replace with a new one. some electronics stores have options of faster cards as well. don't go overboard, but getting the next step up may make a good difference. Yet you may not notice a difference from mid quality to high quality unless we are talking dollars.

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SOURCE: i have a canon rebel

Not sure, a couple things to check are the memory card you are using. If you have different card give it a try. Also, if you are trying to do burst mode there is a limit for your camera depending upon your settings. When you reach that limit the camera has to wait while all the data is written to the memory card.

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hi sneakers
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regards
ian

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