Question about Canon Digital Rebel XSi Digital Camera
The nose of my lens accidentally touched the sand on the beach. Now I am getting the err 01 Communications between the camera and lens is faulty.
I cleaned the lens contacts and the camera contacts. I can shoot a few pictures inside, but outside I still get the error and everything is overexposed. It is only the "beached" lens. My others work ok.
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reset camera by removing battery completely for about 10 seconds.
otherwise, time for service.
sounds like a processor board issue.
you can use a contact cleaner sparingly, available from frys electronics or any other electronic reseller like radio shack.
Posted on Dec 23, 2007
This is not a user solvable problem. One thing that should not be done is to turn on the camera when it has been dropped in dirt, sand or water. This will, in your case, grind the dirt around and parts try to move and contaminate additional parts of the camera. It's only worse if water is involved as this will likely cause shorts in electrical areas.
Take the camera to a repair shop and get their opinion on whether it is fixable and if so what they estimate the cost to be. Sometimes it's cheaper to buy a new or used camera.
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
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Anyone who has ever been near the beach knows that as soon as you are within 100ft of the sand you will feel sand in between your toes even with your sneakers and socks on. That's because sand is in the air and contaminates everything. Therefore, if you value your camera, mp3 player, radio, cellular phone PDA, or laptop computer, DO NOT TAKE IT anywhere near the beach. Solution: use an air compressor. Blow air & dust through the hose first. Use clean air to blow out extended lens area. Open and close lens and blow out several times. Firmly jolt the camera into the palm of your hand to dislodge the dirt particle. Use more air. You may notice sratches on the side of the lens cylinder that were created by the particles of sand. 99% pure isopropyl alcohol (91% if you're in a pinch is available at any drug store) can also be used on a Q tip and swabbed around the lens barrel cylinder. Make sure you use a few CLEAN Q tips on the lens. Now go buy a disposible camera and $10 mp3 player for the beach and leave the $200+ camera and IPOD at home or at the hotel room. Now you'll surely have a wonderful time at the beach.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
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