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I have a Canon 1000D camera and it will not take photos with

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I have a Canon 1000D camera and it will not take photos with any lens when the lens is set to auto focus no matter what programme is used. I have recharged the battery checked the memory card and re-set the camera to factory settings. when I set the lens to AF and depress the button the camera focusses but will not take the shot when fully depressed
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Digital Cameras
Expert:  Russell H. replied 2 years ago.
Hi, thank you for contacting JustAnswer.com. My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

It sounds as if your camera has a control circuitry problem, and might be endlessly 'hunting' for the right automatic setting, or some such inability to complete a focus-exposure-etc. with Auto Mode controls.

Try removing the batteries, and leaving the camera on a (dry, non-humid, non-dusty) shelf for overnight. Then put the batteries back in and try the camera again.

Then try cleaning the terminals in the battery compartment, after removing the batteries, first by rubbing off with a fresh pencil eraser, then by wiping the terminals off with cotton swabs moistened in rubbing alcohol, then letting them dry off for 5+ minutes with the battery compartment door open, then try turning the camera On again.

How old is the camera? in months or years since you bought it.

Has the camera been dropped or otherwise subjected to mechanical shock(s) in its lifetime?
Has the camera been operated in or subjected to, temperatures below 32 degrees F (freezing point) or above about 100 degrees F ?
Has it ever been subjected to a humidity higher than 85 % or gotten wet ?

Has the camera been operated in a gritty or sandy environment, such as a beach, a seaside, a construction site, or the like?
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