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I cannot access the menu on my camera Canon GL2. Also the manual/auto Focus, nor the Digital Effects buttons work either. I took the memory battery out and then put it back in and all I could do was set the time and date. It hasn't been dropped or damaged in any way that I know of or see.

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I hope I can offer a simple solution. If it doesn't work, then I'll I have to ask a few more questions. I know the GL has many buttons and settings and it can be confusing to keep an eye on all of them. Perhaps the camera was changed accidentally to manual focus? Can you check to see it is set to auto focus. If that isn't the case. When you say you can't focus, do you mean when you try to manually focus it, nothing happens?

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I'm having the same problem. I don't have the disks with the camcorder and Vista is not recognizing nor seeing the camcorder. I'm going to try to download Zoombrowser and see if that makes it work.

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