Having problems with your Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera ?

The focus lens was hit by a basketball and it won't take pics.

\015 Since the focus lens was hit by the basketball my canon 450D won't take picures anymore. When I look at the eyepiece it wont recognize anymore, unlike its focus lens wasnt hit by any objects. The shutter wont capture picture anymore.\015

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Have you tried a different lens on the camera almost any lens with the same mm size will work. If it still does not take pictures with another lens. You should take it in for service.
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