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Lens failing to function properly

Earlier tonight I was filming a function with my canon xl1s and before filming began, it prompted me to check the lens and faded to black. I turned the camera off then back on a few times; same result. I removed the lens and reattached it probably six times, giving me about three diffent results upon reapplication. 1. blurry 2. no zoom 3. both. I am still unable to zoom or focus using both the camera and the lens. I was able to use that camera, but only stationary and no zoom or additional focus. I have since tried it at home and the problem persists!!

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  • warlordoo7 Dec 15, 2007

    my xl1s is able to zoom and focus for about a few seconds before the displays were up, than the whole camera is not able to focus or zoom and when trying to zoom the zoom icon just gives a play button without moving, zoom ring does not have any effect help please.

  • Tessel Mar 17, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem. Camera said: check lens. It went black and after that I could no longer focus or zoom. Sometimes the image goes black sometimes it does not :-(



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Possibility is two. 1. If the lens contact to the body is not good so make sure the contacts are clean and position is locked completely. 2. 90% of the solution comes from repair on Main circuit in the lens. Good Luck. For further assistance go to James.

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I've been having the same issue... i just now... 30 sec ago, switched the batteries out and it powered up perfectly... the other battery was dead... so is it when the battery drops below a cretin voltage it cant power the lens? Please try this and letme know if it works for you too!

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