Having problems with your Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera ?

Rebel xt will focus but wont take pictures

\015 Three days ago as I was practicing for a wedding my Rebel XT wouldn't always take a picture when I pressed the button. This only happened periodically though. Then two days later right before the wedding as I was photographing the bridal party getting ready, it all of sudden stopped. LCD and all settings seemed to work properly and it would focus, but wouldn't take the picture. After trying everything I could think of (trying all different settings, changing shutter speed, aperture, etc.) and it still not working, I called a friend who told me to try taking the battery out and putting it back in and that worked. Throughout the day tho, it still locked up periodically. Two days later, (today) it wont take the picture at all. I've tried using manual focus, automatic settings, taking the battery out, etc. and nothing will work! Any suggestions as to what the problem could be and/or how to fix it, would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!\015

Answers :

I had this issue just this morning, and came here for a solution.
Problem: Camera functions normally except it will not take a picture, let me autofocus, or bring up the light meter in the viewfinder.
Attempted Solutions: First turned it Off/On. Then Switched lenses, same thing. Removed/replaced battery, changed settings. Removed the lens, and it takes a picture, replaced the lens, and it still will not. Then I came here, and heard that it was most likely an issue with the lens contacts. I've heard of Rebels having error 99's which were contact errors, and canon's official solution was to use a pencil eraser (like the one attached to the back of a No.2) and gently rub the surface of the contacts with it, and it worked in that situation.
Guess what? This solution worked instantly, and my camera is back to normal. I don't know if it will work long term yet because I just tried it like 10 mins ago and only after taking down all of my lighting equipment, but all seems well.
I had the same problem with my Rebel XT. For me it worked to take the lense off and take a picutre and then put the lense back on again. Don't understand however why this happened, hopefully this won't continue to happen. This is the first time this happens, I have taken just over 10.000 frames with mine.
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