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Old Jan 13, 2013, 8:39 PM   #1
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I have the same trouble as BkFord has. My camera wont take a picture or the flash wont click up and sometimes it says its busy.
I redo the battery and it will work for a couple pictures and then it wont let you press the button down it is almost like it is locked or full.
I have changed the card.
I read how you remove your lens and how do you clean the contacts?
What does resetting the default settings do?
Is this something I should take my camera in to have done to it at a
camera shop. My camera is just over a year old.
Thanks for any help Cathy
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 2:25 AM   #2
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hi first thing i would do is charge the battery and make sure the terminals are clean if that fails then look at your manual and do a reset if that fails then it maybe back to canon
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 12:58 PM   #3
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If Wave01's suggestions don't work and I suspect they won't,get it back to Canon as soon as possible.If it is a fault and the camera is only just over a year old you just might be able to persuade Canon to at least offer something towards the cost of repair.Alternativel if you take it to the shop where you bought it see if they might be able to send it back to Canon and persuade them to contribute.I assume the fault didn't appear before the year was up?

Resetting the default settings means putting the camera settings back to as purchased,any settings you made on the camera are deleted and the picture numbering will reset back to IMG 0001 .

Here's a Youtube link for cleaning camera contacts:
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 3:57 PM   #4
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Go through the cleaning procedure should do it. Sometimes the mating of the lens and the camera may also cause the problem. I had similar experience with my Sony A200. Simply remove the lens and remount it. Give a a little twist to make sure that the contacts on the lens mate with the contacts inside the camera. This works for me.
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