Having problems with your Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera ?

Camera won't shoot when shutter button is pressed

\015 I have a tried everything I know but nothing has helped. When I try to take a photograph, press the shutter release button, a 9 with a green flashing light shows up in the bottom of the view finder and the camera will not trip the shutter. I've tried resetting the camera's setting, I replaced the battery, I've turned the camera on and off several times. Can anyone explain what this is and why the camera won't work, and possible what caused this problem. The self timer is not on, I checked that also. It's on the single shot mode. and I've tried all the possible settings on the top of the camera with no change.\015

Answers :

It's nearly impossible to troubleshoot the camera without seeing it, but your problem may be due to corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera\015\012which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the\015\012camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with\015\012a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush,\015\012steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen\015\012into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of\015\012the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears\015\012the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, your camera may have\015\012a problem that requires professional repair.
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