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

Auto focus doesn't work anymore. I can shoot only in manuel focus mode.

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Take off the lens and clean the contacts on the camera body and lens where they meet with a cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol.
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