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My Evolt E-300 won't take a picture. Seems find until you go to take the pic and then the shutter opens and closes multiple times without any picture.

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Try to set all menu items to default as much as you can. Some cameras have a reset to default setting or a button to reset to default.
After setting to default, try the camera again.
If all fails, this camera will need repairs.
If it is too old, and not worth it, it may be the best to sell for parts on a site such as Ebay.

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