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The auto focus assist illuminator dos not light on the camera, or the falsh even when the auto focus mode on the camera is set to AF-S. There is no beep, and the camera cannot focus in dark places, only out doors or in bright places indoors. What can I do to fix this problem?.

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Since you didn't tell us the make and model of your camera, we can't help you.

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