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Canon EOS Rebel T2 300X Won't Autofocus or Take Picture. I can manually focus and take a picture, but when autofocus is on, it focuses for a second and then goes out of focus and won't let me snap a photo. Anyone hear of this before?

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    I have a Rebel XS, and it is doing the same thing, it just stopped auto focusing in the middle of a shoot, it does it on all of my lens. It acts like it is going to focus but when you go to snap the picture, it goes back out of focus. I can shoot in manual focus fine.

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This may be a problem with the autofocus itself, try the following:

  • If you have a different lens, see if the autofocus works with the other lens. If it does, there may be something wrong with your lens.
  • Clean the contacts (the little metal things between the lens and the camera) with a slightly moist, lint-free cloth
  • Try replacing the battery in the camera
If none of this helps, you may have to take your camera to a qualified repair person to get them to have a look at it.

Good luck!

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I have the same problem with my brand new Canon T2i. Best Buy is shipping it back for a repair. I will let you know.

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