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Wont shoot Hi, I have put my manual in a very safe place and can't find it! When I turn my camera on, it sounds like it is vibrating for about 3 seconds, then the red light shaped like a triangle on the back right hand side lights up and I cannot shoot a photo. I can get the menu to come up.

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The noise you hear is the auto focus motor and it does not seem to engage the lens properly ( via the drive port in the lens mount). The problem is either with the drive itself ( in the body ) or the lens. Switch auto focus off for now ( until you have the camera looked at ) and use in manual focus mode.

Posted on Sep 25, 2007

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