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My canon xr rebel switches on, focuses but will not fire or display!

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Dear sir,
the first suspect is your battery,ahich is running in low battery....kindly recharge the battery for few hours and then put your camera on........ also the problem can be because of the rough moving of lens in and out because of accumulation of dust and lint inside,which cause this problem.
next,the problem is usually caused by virus and sometimes it might be software failure also, which causes some of the menu not to function,the only solution is to flash ur cam software from the nearest canon service centre
thank you.....take care................

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

  • gymboreedrea Nov 09, 2010

    Wow, mine just started doing the same exact thing....... what did you end up finding to be the problem if you don't mind me asking? Thanks Gymboreedreams@me.com

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