[FD] - T90 Shutter release problem

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Can anyone help with this one.

My T90 will not fire the shutter in single frame mode. Instead, the cursor on the LCD panel (that points to the 'S') flashes.

Interestingly, the shutter will fire in continuous mode. More perplexing still, the camera will fire the shutter in single mode when the 300tl is attached and switched on.

Can anyone help with this as I would prefer not to have to send this off to be serviced unnecessarily.


Mark Drinkwater (London)

-- Mark Drinkwater (mark_drinkwater@hotmail.com), January 20, 1999


I sometimes have this problem(in single-haven't checked continuous).It happens on both my T90's,Including one that has hardly been used since a full shutter replacement by canon some time ago. I find it tends to happen when the cameras have been stored for a long time,and I usually find that pushing in and releasing the stop down lever usually gets the camera firing again, and then fire it a few times to give it some "excercise". I dont know why this is but it works for me. Give it a try.

-- Marc Jefferies (marc.jefferies@btinternet.com), June 09, 2000.

No answer, just the same problem. Seems to be the way T90s die - with everyone frantically trying to revive their favorite camera body before it really is too late. Canon Service UK at Brent Cross certainly do not want to know - won't even accept the camera for repair - which drives me nuts because someone there must know what the matter is, and could pass on the info to this or any other mail list. Basically, either this can be repaired by cleaning contacts, shaking, using the step down control or whatever - or it requires a major shutter overhaul which may well be beyond the average user or even a non-Canon service place. Does anyone actually know the answer? There must be someone out there who could help? PLEASE! It's such a great camera - and I can't bear the thought of starting with either a different body, or someone else's that might fail anyway.

-- david sears (david.j.sears@esso.com), June 10, 2000.

This can be a sign of any number of problems, from easy to deal with to a major repair.

In the US there are several places that can fix it, and have a stock of parts. Horizon Electronics in CA and Japan Camera Repair in GA are often cited as good places to go.

-- Terry Carraway (TCarraway@compuserve.com), June 11, 2000.

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