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Will not focus in AF, Will not take picture

I had been taking pictures of my duaghters soccer game fine. At halftime I turned off the camera and sat down with it. When the game started again I turned it on and it would not focus. It was trying to focus just going back and forth. It would not take a picture. Tried a fully charged battery, a different FC, and a different lense. None had an effect. I could put it in mf and it would take a picuture. I cleaned the connections. Nothing has changed the problem. Do you have a solution?

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  • wolz5 Aug 18, 2008

    This happens with both lenses. I even borrowed a friend lens and it still happened.

  • wolz5 Aug 19, 2008

    I was told to try to reset the camera. Does anyone know how to reset the Canon EOS Rebel?

  • failboat Sep 27, 2008

    My friend and I had the camera on timer,
    And it stopped the flashing light on the side before the picture was taken.
    When I walked over to pick up the camera,
    The AF wouldn't work, and the shutter wouldn't go.


  • hollief831 Nov 03, 2008

    I just got my camera... I was taking really good pictures and switched the lenses to try them out. I put the regular one back on and turned it off. Turned it back on later to take another picture and it was totally out of focus and will not focus no matter what. If I change lenses.. if I clean them.. the viewfinder view is blurred as well as the picture that is taken with it in manual mode. I'm just at a loss.

  • oya1 Dec 07, 2008

    i have the exact same problem! any solutions?

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Try switching the macro off, if it is on. The macro is for close-up shots. When my mom uses her camera with the macro on, it gets really out-of-focus. I look like a flower.

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  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    I mean IT looks like a flower.

  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    How about the AF sensor itself? Maybe the lens is dirty.

  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    sorry-meant to say to clean the AF sensor lens.

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