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Nikon d80 My camera seems to "lock up" after multiple shoots. When I push the shutter release halfway the in in focus indicator lights up but the shutter will not release. I have to turn the camera off and then back on to proceed. Thanking you in advance for your help. Steve


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Similar problem here .. on a D40. I'm suspecting the shutter release button (after looking for lots of dependencies - like AF sensor malfunction, time from power up, auto-off timer settings..) .. since it does fire if I press the button at an angle. I was using the switch off and on technique for a while but now feel that that worked only because I jab at the button at a slightly different angle after operating the power button with the same finger.
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