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Turn Camera on however, will not auto focus or manual focus veiwfinder is very dark to look through

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Hi,

his model has had problems associated with internal focal lens and focus drive motor.Optical unit(lens assembly) will most likely be in need of replacement and alignment.

First off,I will suggest to reset the camera to factory settings.This will insure that you are not in a manual focus mode and allow all auto functions.If problem still exists,I will suspect that service and lens replacement will be needed.The most cost effective repair route will be to contact mfg for a repair estimate,if warranty does not apply.I do feel that repair on this model should be economical.Contact Canon factory service at 1-800-OKCANON.

If you want to get it repaired from a 3rd party at a substantially lower cost, you could consider :-

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Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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Posted on Oct 08, 2010

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