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Rebel T3 not taking pictures, yellow light flashing, please help!

My Rebel T3 won't take pictures.  A yellow light flashes on front, but nothing else happens.  I've tried replacing the battery, changing the mode, but it still won't take any pictures.  It was working just fine yesterday.

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Re: Rebel T3 not taking pictures, yellow light flashing, please help!

I haven't read the manual (hint), but a wild stab in the dark would be that a light that flashes on the front of the camera has somethng to do with the lens. Have you checked to make sure that it's firmly seated in its mount?

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
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Re: Rebel T3 not taking pictures, yellow light flashing, please help!

I actually did try that.  And this is going to sound like I'm totally stupid, but I figured out my problem. 
Somehow I must have bumped the timer setting.  I've never used the timer before, so I didn't realize it made the yellow light flash.  And I wasn't just sitting there waiting to see if it would take a picture. 

So anyway.... problem solved.  I feel dumb, but putting the solution here just in case anyone else has the same problem! lol

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Re: Rebel T3 not taking pictures, yellow light flashing, please help!

Thank you so much for your answer. I did use the timer on my camera during the Thanksgiving weekend when we took a family picture and there was no one around to hold the camera. The picture came out great, but I forgot to turn off the timer. This weekend I couldn't use my camera at our family Christmas party. Found your answer and my problem was fixed in 10 seconds.

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Re: Rebel T3 not taking pictures, yellow light flashing, please help!

I did the same now how do you disable the timer Smiley Sad

 

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Re: Rebel T3 not taking pictures, yellow light flashing, please help!


@ratkowski7 wrote:

I did the same now how do you disable the timer Smiley Sad

 


The Instruction Manual illuminates such puzzles. Or you can just reset the camera to factory settings.

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
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Re: Rebel T3 not taking pictures, yellow light flashing, please help!

Wow me too hahahah wowwww!!! I am so smart I’m glad I found your post cause I almost had a heart attack I’m settinf photobootb up at sister sweet 16 thinking i ruined it - crisis averted !! We got this!
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