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Cant take pics:(

Everytime i take a pic an error message pops up that says "communications between the camera and the lens is faulty. and to clean the lens contact. i cleaned the contact and it still doesnt work! also when i switch the button on auto focus it still says MF on the lcd:( please help i paid a lot of money for this camera:(

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    c b Jul 11, 2008

    ahhhh *sob* thank you so much.As long as my camera is going to get fixed i will send it in...hopefully it doesnt cost more than what i paid for the camera like a lot of things that cost a lot more to service it than buy it. thank you so much again.*sigh*

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    c b Jul 12, 2008

    i guess i made up my mind...i called cannon and the tech tried to help me fix it over the phone...we tried everything and it still shows the error message and he recommended the same thing...SEND IT IN TO THE FACTORY SERVICE . I have a feeling its something to do with the lens...coz all these error messages comes on only when the lens is on;.plus I switch on the AF on my lens and on the LCD it shows as MF.anything i do on the lens doesnt seem to be picked up by the camera . well i paid almost a $1000 for the lens and camera so i am going to send it in!!!! thanks again.



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Inside of most of the lens units, there is a servo amplifier that drives the motors for the lens operation. The servo control board is most likely defective or one of the ribbon assemblies that works with it is defective.

You would not be able to service this yourself. The lens will require factory service.

In the camera there is a communications circuit that is in the electronics. This can also give a fault condition that would give the same or a similiar type of error code.

Send both the camera and lens unit to have proper verification and service.

Jerry G.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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    Jerry Greenberg Jul 12, 2008

    I would suggest to ask for an estimate when you send the camera in. This way, you can make an intelligent decision if the camera is worth to service.

    Jerry G.

  • Jerry Greenberg
    Jerry Greenberg Jul 12, 2008

    In your case, the camera should be very well worth to service.

    I would ask them if they offer extended warrenties for your model type. I know with some of the higher end models they sell service contracts and extended warrenties.

    Jerry G.



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