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I HAVE A CANON AND WHEN I TRIED TO PRESS THE BUTTON TO TAKE THE PICTURE IT SEEMS THE SHUTTER GOT LOCKED AND COULD NOT USE THE LEVER TO TURN TO THE NEXT PICTURE. I THOUGHT MAYBE IT WAS BATTERY NEEDED SO I REPLACED THE BATTERY AND STILL IT WILL NOT UNLEASE - HELP

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Film camera I assume?
Sounds like the end of the roll to me or it may be off track.
Remove and replace film with NEW roll. While its empty (and open) you might try the shutter release button and watch the shutter (it is very fast so hold it up to light) to see if it is working.

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It's near the shutter button where you press to take a photo. It slides each way. If it's broken and you need to have it serviced, this is the place for the Canon's: www.CamerasAndParts.com They are the best if you need a repair for one of the Canon models.

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When I press on the shutter button there is a whirling noise and the camera will not take a picture.


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Press the Down arrow (from the buttons around the Func./Set button. Either turn the ring or use the up/down arrows to select the clock icon with 10 in it. Press the Func./Set button. Press the shutter button halfway to get the camera to focus on the subject as you normally would. Then press the shutter button fully. The lamp will blink and the timer sound will play. When there are two seconds left before the camera takes the picture, the lamp and timer sound will speed up. The lamp stays lit when the flash goes off.The Canon self-timer basic settings are on page 57 in the pdf of user's guide. Direct link is: http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/5/0300003855/04/PSSX130IS_CUG_EN_03.pdf . Page 63 has the details for using a blink as the trigger for a delayed shot (since I wear glasses I've never tried this type of timer). Page 64 has the directions for a "take picture after a new face enters the frame of the shot".

If the direct link doesn't work, start here: http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/digital_cameras/powershot_sx130_is#BrochuresAndManuals .

I hope this helps.

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Think that you might have accidentally pressed the DISP or DISPLAY button on the back of your camera. This manually turns the LCD display on and off to save batteries. You would then use the optical viewfinder in its place. To turn the screen back on, just press the DISP button one more time.

But if you've already tried this, have you also tried downloading any of your photos taken with the black screen to your computer? Are the photos also black? If so, you might instead be experieincing a stuck shutter (possibly due to the cold weather).

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2. Press and hold the MENU button for more than 5 seconds.
3, The message "reset settings to default?" appears
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AFter doing that and the problem is still there. Format the memory card using the camera.

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http://qman.fotokala.ee/Kaamerad/PowerShotA95/index.html

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