Question about Canon EOS 450D EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera with 1785mm and 70300mm lenses

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My camera is suddenly having issues focusing. It won't take pictures in AV mode, I press the button to auto focus and take the picture and nothing happens. Occasionally the screen says "system busy". What is going on?

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Try to configure the buttons from your lens as described below:
Button AF/MF: to AF
Button STABILIZER ON/OF: to OFF

The camera takes a longer time to focus when the ambient light is less.

Also, try in other modes, like Tv and Auto, and see if the camera focuses.

You may also try to:

1. Detach the lens from the camera
2. Turn the camera off.
3. Format and remove the Memory Card.
4. Reset all camera settings.
5. Remove battery and wait 2 min
6. Then insert battery, card and attach lens.

If it does not focus in bright light and in other modes and you have also tried all the steps above, try giving the contacts on the lens and camera a wipe with a dry cloth.
No liquid at all please.

If this doesn't work for you, please comment and let me know, and I will be more than happy to assist you to further resolve your issue.

Posted on Oct 05, 2010

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