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Old Jun 11, 2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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Hoping someone can help me. My camera all the sudden is acting strange. When I turn on the camera, the flash goes up and starts clicking, then my lens starts moving on its own. When I take a pic, it does not show up in the viewer and none of my buttons are working. I tried to hit the menu button and nothing. Plus none of my program buttons are working. Does anyone know what is causing this??
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 12:02 PM   #2
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It sounds like your camera is possessed!

Try unplugging it and removing the batery for a day or two. That should force it to forget whatever settings got currupted, causing the behavior you're seeing, and it should exorcise the demons.
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haha Maybe some gremlins..Okay let me try this.
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Hoping someone can help me. My camera all the sudden is acting strange. When I turn on the camera, the flash goes up and starts clicking, then my lens starts moving on its own.
Is it possible that the shutter button is stuck? Make sure nothing is jammed
under the edge of the botton. Less likely, but check that there isn't something
stuck in the remote shutter release socket.

Does the flash pop up in the automatic modes only, or does it still
pop up when the mode dial is in manual mode?

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When I take a pic, it does not show up in the viewer and none of my buttons are working. I tried to hit the menu button and nothing. Plus none of my program buttons are working. Does anyone know what is causing this??
As TCav has already suggested, leave the battery out overnight. If you can
get into the camera settings menus, reset the camera to default settings using
the 'Clear all camera settings' option.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 3:40 PM   #5
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Is it possible that the shutter button is stuck? Make sure nothing is jammed
under the edge of the botton. Less likely, but check that there isn't something
stuck in the remote shutter release socket.

Does the flash pop up in the automatic modes only, or does it still
pop up when the mode dial is in manual mode?
I don't see anything jammed..The flash comes on in both modes.. Could this just be the battery? The battery is maybe 2 years old?
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I don't think an old battery is a likely cause of what you're seeing.

BTW, if, when you put the battery back in, and turn on the camera, if it doesn't ask you to set the date and time, you didn't leave it out long enough. IMMEDIATELY turn it off and remove the battery, and let it sit for a while longer. What we're waiting for is for the camera's internal battery to go dead. That battery recharges from the removeable battery, so if you leave the removeable battery in the camera, it will charge up the internal battery, and you'll have to wait even longer.
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Okay thanks Will leave out a few days and see what happens. Will let you guys know

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Removing the main battery will do little for making the camera forget its settings.
In all my Canon bodies there is also a small cmos clock battery in the side of the battery compartment Take both batteries out for a while and the cameras memory is blanked.

You could also try doing a factory reset through the menus.

I don't have a t2i but I am guessing it is much the same as the other canon bodies.

The cameras also go a bit funny if the cmos/clock battery gets weak or goes dead.

Although I myself suspect demons have entered the camera while you had the lens off.
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It WORKED!!! I took the battery out for 2 full days, turned back on and cleared camera settings Thanks to all of you guys that helped me!!!! I was already to buy another camera, so you saved me some $$$$. Demons have flown the coop

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It WORKED!!!
Good news! Glad to hear that it is working again.
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