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EOS rebel T3 is not taking pictures

I have EOS Rebel t3 .

 

I have a tried everything I know but nothing has helped. When I try to take a photograph, press the shutter release button, a 9 with a green flashing light shows up in the bottom of the view finder and the camera will not trip the shutter. I've tried resetting the camera's setting, I replaced the battery and have turned the camera on and off several times. Any suggestions?

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Re: EOS rebel T3 is not taking pictures


@sud wrote:

I have EOS Rebel t3 .

 

I have a tried everything I know but nothing has helped. When I try to take a photograph, press the shutter release button, a 9 with a green flashing light shows up in the bottom of the view finder and the camera will not trip the shutter. I've tried resetting the camera's setting, I replaced the battery and have turned the camera on and off several times. Any suggestions?


It sounds like for some reasons the camera cannot focus.  When it thinks it can't, it won't take a picture.  The blinking light is a circle not a 9 though.

 

Try switching the M/A switch on your lens to M and take a picture.  If you can take a picture then it's the focus.  Unless there's something wrong with the lens, the only time the camera can't focus is that there is not enough light or enough contrast for it to work.  Try focusing in bright light on something contrasty and see if it would work.  If not then there is something wrong with the camera.

 

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Re: EOS rebel T3 is not taking pictures

Hi sud!

 

Thanks for reaching out!

 

It sounds like your T3 isn't achieving focus. If you're using the EF-S 18-55mm kit lens, try flipping the switch on the side of the lens from "AF" to "MF" and see if your camera will let you take a photo (albeit a blurry photo) in "P" mode on the top dial. 

 

If it does, that lets us know what the problem is, and the following might resolve the issue:

 

Keeping the lens in MF (please make sure you don't have it in AF, or you can damage your lens), rotate the tip of the lens (the focus ring, not the zoom ring) all the way from one side to the other. You might hear a slight pop, a click, or a little bit of a grinding noise. This is normal, but do not force the lens at all! Once you've rotated the focus ring all the way from one side to the other, flip the switch from "MF" to "AF" and try to take a photo (staying in "P" on the top dial). Your lens should spring to life and focus like normal. If it struggles and you see the blinking green light again, it's time to contact support for further troubleshooting or possible repair. Our fantastic US-based team can be reached by phone at 1-800-OK-CANON (800-652-2666) weekdays from 8am to Midnight (ET) and Saturdays from 10am to 8pm (ET). 

 

I hope this helps! 

sud
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Re: EOS rebel T3 is not taking pictures

Thanks It worked.

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Re: EOS rebel T3 is not taking pictures

Awesome! Glad it helped! 

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Re: EOS rebel T3 is not taking pictures

Thank you so much for the clear, perfect advice and solution to my problem! You have absolutely MADE my DAY! It's been a crappy one up until now, but now that I have my camera back in the land of the living, everything else is NO big dealSmiley Happy Bless you and this canon community resource!!

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Re: EOS rebel T3 is not taking pictures

"... the following might resolve the issue:..."

 

Drats, you beat me to it.  This time!  Smiley Wink

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