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Focus lever spring

Spring does not work and will not center the part, must do it manually in order to take a picture.

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I would venture to take it apart and see if you can do the repair yourself. Hardly a store I know of will even take a point an shoot camera apart today and work on them. If you find one make sure the price is right before letting them check it out. It may not be repairable. I have taken several cameras apart, purchased off ebay. SOme I wish I had never touched, and some were very easy to fix. It takes small tools and time. Cameras are so cheap today you may just want a new one, and features are amamzing . I will add that if you dont document everything as you go you will never get it back together. The most frustrating part is to get there and see a broken part you cant purchase and no way to glue it back because its so small you cant. Good luck

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I had the same problem with my 400D. It refused to focus. On manual focus I could take pictures though, but not on Auto focus.
What happened was I cleaned the mirror with a piece of soft cloth, the spring hooked onto the cloth and came loose.

I took my lens off, checked the mirror, found that the little spring connecting the mirror and the little glass part above the mirror was loose. Took a lot of patience and hours to get it back in. I used a pair of tweezers 2 x toothpicks and a short piece of fishing line (thin line). Go have a look at another 400D how the spring should be clipped in. I used the fishing line to hook the " L " shape of the spring back in after I lined the back part of spring up, since there is no space next to the mirror and the body of the camera.

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You can get the spring from Canon. The part number is CS2-6367-000. Canon's parts dept phone number is 1-732-521-7230.

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