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    Default My AF doesn't work!! :(

    my 18-55mm lens has been with me for 2 years already. Recently, out of a sudden, my AF doesn't seem to work. Does this happens to anyone of you? What's happening to my camera? What am I supposed to do?

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    it's like the lens AF motor cable spoilt already.. sell this in BNS and buy new one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinning98degrees View Post
    my 18-55mm lens has been with me for 2 years already. Recently, out of a sudden, my AF doesn't seem to work. Does this happens to anyone of you? What's happening to my camera? What am I supposed to do?
    Have you take this lens down to CSC to check. Determine what is the problem. Also before that happen, you could use that lens on another body (maybe your friend's camera) to check to see and determine if it was really the lens that has the problem.
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    Default Re: My AF doesn't work!! :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Spinning98degrees View Post
    my 18-55mm lens has been with me for 2 years already. Recently, out of a sudden, my AF doesn't seem to work. Does this happens to anyone of you? What's happening to my camera? What am I supposed to do?
    Try another lens on your camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voxies09 View Post
    it's like the lens AF motor cable spoilt already.. sell this in BNS and buy new one
    but the motor will eventually spoil or i did something then it spoilt? o.o

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinning98degrees View Post
    but the motor will eventually spoil or i did something then it spoilt? o.o
    there are many reasons why the motor cable failed.. but to make sure you can try with other body or check with CSC
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    Quote Originally Posted by voxies09 View Post
    it's like the lens AF motor cable spoilt already.. sell this in BNS and buy new one
    Its not a good idea to pass your problems to other people by selling the lens

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    Send to service center or buy a new one.

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    Default Re: My AF doesn't work!! :(

    Err, before you do anything drastic, could you check the focus mode switch on your lens, and make sure it is not accidentally set to MF? (p33 of your EOS550D manual)

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Its not a good idea to pass your problems to other people by selling the lens
    some ppl are looking for spoilt lens.. of course you have to sell as "spoilt lens" not passing problem to ppl..
    Last edited by voxies09; 12th August 2010 at 11:20 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voxies09 View Post
    some ppl are looking for spoilt lens.. of course you have to sell as "spoilt lens" not passing problem to ppl..
    Ah.... didn't see it that way, got my assumption wrong, sorry about that

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    Default Re: My AF doesn't work!! :(

    Try to remove the lens from the body and clean the electrical contacts with a clean and dry cloth. You also need to be careful of getting dust in during the cleaning...


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    Default Re: My AF doesn't work!! :(

    Quote Originally Posted by voxies09 View Post
    some ppl are looking for spoilt lens.. of course you have to sell as "spoilt lens" not passing problem to ppl..
    For a broken kit lens 18-55, I really doubt if anyone would want to buy it. Maybe $5 I might consider taking it... wait... 2nd thoughts, nah.

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    Default Re: My AF doesn't work!! :(

    common problem

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    Default Re: My AF doesn't work!! :(

    i dun think there's anyone gonna buy a spolit lens.....me eventually wont.....y dun you try to buy a 2nd hand one?it's much more cheaper and sometime the lens has just been used for several months....
    but dun get sad by the spoilt motor,things will eventually spolit..sometimes there's no reeason,and sometime: "you are very unlucky".but if you just cant bear to let it go,use it as a manual focusing lens...hahaha
    Last edited by AlongNaga; 13th August 2010 at 09:23 PM.

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    Default Re: My AF doesn't work!! :(

    I think last time I saw ppl want to buy for learning or fix it n sell it again
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    Default Re: My AF doesn't work!! :(

    This means it's time for an upgrade

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