Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera ?

Shutter is not working - have solid orange light when shutter button is pressed but does not take pictures.


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I have the same problem. If I am outdoors, the camera seems to work fine, but indoors, even with fresh batteries, it will not take a picture.
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