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Cannot adjust aperture or shutter speed in manual modes

Have only used my new Canon EOS Rebel DSLR XS a handful of times, and all of a sudden, I cannot adjust the aperture or shutter speed while in any of the manual setting modes (Tv, Av, M). Has anyone else had this problem, and how do I fix?

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  • awang79 Sep 08, 2009

    i cleared the settings to default, and it didn't help...still cannot adjust the aperture or shutter speed in manual modes.

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Suggestion.... try to reset all settings to default. See what happens then.

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