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Old 02-04-2011, 08:04 PM #1
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Need help with a camera problem

Need some help photogs. My mom has my uncle's canon rebel eos xsi and it isn't working. It turns on and everything just fine, bet when you go to take a picture, it just keeps trying to focus and never actually takes a pic. I reset all the settings and still didn't do anything.

It doesn't show any error code and it's doing it with both the 18-55 and 75-300

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When it's on autofocus it won't take a picture at all, and when it's on manual focus it only takes blurry pics
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:18 PM #2
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:23 PM #3
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it was doing it in my lighted room and also outside
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:37 PM #4
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1. Do you know how to use manual focus?
2. When using manual focus do you hear a beep? If its focused, it should beep.
3. Make a video of said problem
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:45 PM #5
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:50 PM #6
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did you try and manually focus it not just manual mode?
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:53 PM #7
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yes i did and it still doesn't focus
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Im not sure if your sensor is messed or your lens is skrewed. What i would do is find a friend and test your lenses on his camera.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:12 PM #9
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i'm leanin towards sensor cuz it does it with the 18-55 and the 75-300
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take off the lens and clean the contacts on both the lens mounts on the lens and on the body. Also take out both batteries, there is the main battery, but also a small watch battery, usually its in the space where the main battery goes. Take both of those out to factory reset the camera (like unplugging a cable modem) then try that.

Shine a lamp at a picture on the wall and try and focus on that.

it sounds like a software issue, which might be resolved by the battery thing, sometimes electronics just need a good resetting, because they get bogged down with old ****.
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i'm not seeing the little watch battery
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only mentions main battery, no kind of auxillary battery

it's an eos rebel xsi
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i retract my previous statement, apparently its built into the board. Never heard of that before....

try updating your firmware through the eos utility software.
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:33 PM #15
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how would i go about doing that? the only disks i have are the eos digital software instruction manual and the canon step up photography disc
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