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Canon Rebel Xti Wont autofocus

My camera got dropped and now it won't auto focus. It sounds like its trying to but won't ever take the picture. Can it be fixed?

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  • snatebug Oct 08, 2008

    I have the exact same problem - camera got dropped and now it won't autofocus. VERY frustrating!

  • caroline_bar Nov 07, 2008

    Me too!

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    I didn't drop mine but it won't auto focus anymore either...it tries to but won't. Haven't found a solution yet

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I dropped my camera and thought the autofocus broke. It turn out that it swithed from autofocus to manual focus. There's a switch on the lens. Check if that's your problem too.

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