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Yes. The shutter is jamming, i.e. not opening/closing fully. It "probably" will need servicing. I had this happen recently on holiday, after I dropped it. The shutter went out of alignment, Which I could see with the lens removed. But with the help of a table knife, and gentle pushing, I was able to free it. It seems to be OK since, but TRY AT YOUR OWN ...
If you only switch between P, A, S and M, the drive mode should stay unchanged. Practically everything can be achieved in these modes (hence you may not need the auto modes), it just may need a bit more time for setting up for some scenes.
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