If you are having trouble taking pictures with your DSLR after a drop, you may have a stuck shutter. Many repair shops will quote you for a $200 repair, but there is no need to spend that kind of money on such an easy fix. Before sending your camera off for days to a repair shop see if your shutter is just stuck rather than broken and watch the video below for a quick at home fix.
Signs of a stuck shutter:
- shutter error message on camera screen
- black pictures despite high ISO or bright settings
- black square over pictures
- weird clicking shutter sound
- inability to take picture
- only one corner of the shutter lifts up when looking at inside of camera
How to fix shutter at home:
What you need:
- small screwdriver
- Q-Tip for post fix cleaning
After having your camera interior exposed for a while, you may notice some dust spots when you look through the viewfinder. Take a dry Q-Tip and lightly brush off any dust or prints that may have landed on your mirror during repair.