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D80 autofocus will not work. It worked for 3 years then just stopped. I've cleaned all the contacts and changed lenses to no avail. I love the camera and don't want to buy a new one.

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  • jonkdueker Jul 15, 2009

    Prior to not autofocusing all together, the camera would sometimes work and sometimes not work. If I loosened the lens and re-set it until it clicked it would work sometimes. Then is quit totally. I have tried ETOH (ethyl alcohol) to clean the contacts. It still does not work.

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The auto focus motor (moves lens) has failed inside the camera, the kicker on this is you can't buy the part to fix it, it must go to a authorized Canon repair shop, they are the only ones that have the tech manuals and parts to fix this, sorry but that is just how it is.

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Its a normal problem on cameras, we all feel not buying a new one specially when we love it but we must face the fact that it trips in a long run, its just up to you to decide on buying a new camera with a good working auto focus or stay on your old that trips. hope this enlightens you.

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Hi,
Since this problem i.e, Auto-focus not working, is seen with other lenses too, the problem is with the camera body and it needs servicing.

We would advise you to get your camera checked by a qualified service personnel and hope that the problem will be rectified soon.

Thanks You.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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