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My camera (digital rebel xsi) is not taking pictures. It sounds as if it taking the picture, but I think the shutter curtain isn't opening. All the pictures I take come out black. Is there a solution for this? Please Help!!!

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Sounds like either the shutter or maybe even the mirror. Are you able to see a picture through the viewfinder? If you can find a very clean area, try taking a long exposure (30 seconds) and and see if you can see the mirror through the lens. If you can see through the viewfinder, and the long exposure is still black, then I fear you are correct.

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