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Soft clicking-grinding noise

My camera is making a quiet clicking or grinding noise suddenly. It almost sounds like the lens is trying to move. Everything seems to be operational ... I was able to take pictures normally, but this noise can't be a good thing.

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Re: soft clicking-grinding noise

I think that you have the full-time auto focus on.
go into the menu and turn it of and all should be fine.
seekreep from Edinburgh - Scotland.

Posted on Oct 17, 2007

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