Having problems with your Canon EOS 40D Digital Camera ?

Pressing shutter switches the camera off (40D)

\015 Did you figure out what this problem was? Exact same thing happens on my 40D. Push the shutter button and it switches off. Have to remove the battery for it to switch on again. After a few times of resetting it, it seems to start working fine for the rest of the day. It does however appear to be getting worse. It actually started doing this when I tried to use the pop up flash and now its moved to the shutter button. I'm about to send it in for repairs. Any ideas??\015

Answers :

Before you send the camera in for repairs,\015\012try this free fix. The problem that you described is frequently battery related. Make\015\012sure that your batteries are the correct type for the camera, and that\015\012they are fresh/fully charged. If the batteries are OK, the problem may be due to corrosion on the contacts inside the camera. Remove\015\012the batteries and wipe the inside contacts firmly with a dry cloth\015\012(heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or\015\012sand paper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery\015\012compartment during cleaning, wipe the ends of the batteries, and\015\012replace them in the camera. This cleaning process works about 90% of\015\012the time, and I hope that it cures your problem.
Error 99 is mainly a design problem of eos 40d. i had the same problem after a 5k shots. it has 2 motors. 1 for mirror and 1 for shutter. most of the times these motor die early (like mine). first solution is giving approx.250 usd to canon to fix it (if out of warranty). other solution is buying your motor for less than 25 usd (from internet) and take it to a shop for fixing (approx 30 usd). total cost is 50-70 usd. i searched a lot and found this as the cheapest way!!

ps: i used nikon all the time for film cameras and bought a canon digital for the first time. now i understand how i mistaken... go nikon....
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Pressing shutter switches the camera off (40D)


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