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My Canon EOS 1000D wont take photos, viewfinder flashes busy

\015 My canon EOS 1000D wont display anything on the LCD display, or take picture.\015\012When you look into the viewfinder it flashed "busy."\015\012I have had this problem before with the camera and had to send it to get fixed. This is a massive pain, is there a quick sollution??\015\012\015\012all the functions are working fine, the flash pops up and flickers, the automatic focus focuses the picture, functions in the viewfinder is fine, its just it wont take photos, or display anything on the LCD\015

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Maybe you drop your battery and they have electronic components inside that could be spoiled, if is that the case, try to change the battery, it appeares to me that the ammount of current the battery is sending to the component is very low even thoe it seems to be fully charged that's why the camera is unable to display anything and the "busy" warning is blinking all the time, I hope you find this usefull.
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My Canon EOS 1000D wont take photos, viewfinder flashes busy


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