Having problems with your Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS Digital Camera ?

Cleaned inside of viewfinder, now AF focus lights gone

\015 I have a Canon EOS Rebel XS. I noticed some dust on the viewfinder screen inside the body (frosted glass above the mirror), I tried gently cleaning it, and now the AF focus points (7 little red lights inside viewfinder) are not showing up any more? Help!\015

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Then you learn, when everything works fine, dont mess with it! Have a look at the gold pins that rely the body to the lens. Also check that your lens manual switch focus is engaged... Try a friend lens to see if its your cam or the lens...
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Cleaned inside of viewfinder, now AF focus lights gone


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