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Camera will not take photo

It refuses to take a photo(shutter does not close) when the button is pressed. I have had this camera for a month(my dad gave me it since he upgraded to digital) so I know very little about it. Any insight? everything seems to be working ok, it focuses and then just does not do anything-- Thanks for any help

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  • Little Wilk Apr 24, 2009

    Camera will not do anything > seems stuck in one mode > batteries are new. There is film in camera. 

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If the automatic exposure system senses that it cannot properly adjust to the existing lighting conditions, it will not let you take the picture. See if the camera will take the picture in the manual exposure mode. Also, verify that the problem is not in the AF lens you are using by putting another lens on the camera body.

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

  • Bart Pulverman Nov 17, 2008

    One other solution I just remembered. In addition to my two n8008's, I also have a n4004 that I have experienced this problem on. I found that on the 4004, if I remove the batteries and then return them to the camera, the "computer" resets and the problem goes away. This could work on the 8008.

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Hey bro i have that same problem, try changing the batteries.. if not take for a repair. if still isn't working, sell it, it'll fetch u good sum.. hahaha.. c ya..

Posted on Jul 20, 2007

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