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I am using Canon 1000D dslr for more than 18months, it was working fine until last Sunday. I went outside and started taking few shots... it was not focusing properly (or should I say not at all!) and pictures are coming blurred. When I press the shutter button half, it should run the motor (in autofocus mode) and focus, but it is not doing anything (i.e. no red dots are coming)... what could be the problem? Thanks for any help.................

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The autofocus motor could be be broken, or the lens may not be communicating correctly with the camera. One thing that can help if it's not communicating correctly is to clean the lens contacts. If you take the lens off, you should see some gold plating on the plastic on the side of the lens that attaches to the camera. You can clean it by lighting rubbing it with a new, CLEAN pencil eraser. if that doesn't work, you may need a new lens unfortunately. best of luck!

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