Having problems with your Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera ?

My Canon EOS Digital Rebel camera seems to have trouble auto-focusing. It sounds like it's trying to do it, but often won't so I have to do manual focusing. Any thoughts on why that might be?


Answers :

Try cleaning the contacts on the camera body and lens where they meet with a cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol.
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