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Canon A520 Everything works, except the button you take pictures with. It wont work.

I have basically tried everything and it wont work. No matter what I do, I cant take any pictures. It used to work and now it wont, but its weird cause everything else works. The shutter is glitchy when you turn it on, but thats easily fixed.. & the camara wont take pictures. Help, anyone?

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  • Olivia grace Mar 13, 2007

    No no the shutter kindof stays closed when you turn it on, but if you touch it, it will work.


    I can see an image, & i can press every button.

    The only button that will not work is the one on the top, you would click to take a picture.

  • Olivia grace Mar 14, 2007

    When you press it down, nothing at all happens.

    The screen doesn't change and it seems like the camera doesnt respond at all.

    & its the sheild thing thats glitchy
    not the acutual lense haha
    i thought it was all the same my bad.

  • Olivia grace Mar 14, 2007

    okay thanks.
    ill get around to that eventually
    haha
    i just wanted to see if i could do anything else
    cause i think my waranty is over

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The picture of my canon digicam on screen seems to have run? you cannot see a clear image at all. Has my screen broken? what can be wrong?

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I need more information about what symptoms you are experiencing. I am going to guess that your shutter is stuck closed. This would cause a blank image to show on the view screen and your captured pictures. The regular icons and text would still display normally. Is this what you are seeing? If not please explain further what is happening and I will respond again with more information. David Millier Advance Camera Repair

Posted on Mar 13, 2007

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    David Millier Mar 13, 2007

    The shield that covers the outer glass of the lens is actually not the shutter. The outer cover is the equivelant of a built-in lens cap. The shutter is at the very center of the lens and is made with incredibly thin and delicate blades. They commonly become stuck because they are built so precisely, however this is not your problem.

    Does anything at all happen when you push the button to take a picture? Are there any changes in the image on the LCD or are any of the icons flashing/appearing/changing at the time you press the button?

    There are a series of steps that the camera goes through when you push that button. If any of these steps fail, the camera will not take the picture.

    I need to know more about what exactly happens, if anything, when you push that button.

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    David Millier Mar 14, 2007

    Ok, if the camera does nothing at all when you push down the shutter release it is most likley caused by one of two things.

    1. The focus motor is jammed, preventing the camera from focusing properly and in turn preventing the image capture process from coontinuing. This would normally cause an error, which you are not seeing.

    2. The button is broken.

    There is no simple way to tell, beyond what you have done, what exactly is gone wrong. I would suggest contacting your manufacturer and checking for recall/warranty coverage. Failing that you can look online for a repair provider, or replace the camera.

    David Millier
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