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Auto zoom not working on my Canon XlH1 HD camera. I think I've gotten sand in the focus ring.

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Spray some compressed air into the lens area to try to dislodge it. Then bump it gently if the compressed air doesn't work. Here is a list of things you can try for a jammed lens:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
If these don't work, your focus ring is jammed and you will have to fix it or have it serviced.
Good luck, these tips might help you.

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