I've watched videos on taking camera apart/dumping alcohol into battery compartment, etc...the clarity is not there if I switch from view finder to screen. WHY?! The shutter button WILL NOT take a picture no matter what setting, etc...it focuses/presses, but, nothing! I have used this camera for nearly a year now...I post to FB & personal photo site! I need advice!
Put the lens into MF mode and try taking a photo. Let us know if that works.
That wont "fix" the issue, but it will give us a clue as to what might be happening because in "One Shot" mode, the camera will refuse to take a shot unless it believes it was able to lock focus.