Having problems with your Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera ?

Similar to another post, I dropped my Canon Rebel XS (strap caught a chair) and it landed on my tile floor. Everything seems to work fine except the auto focus. Because I thought it landed lens first I bought another 18-55mm lens. However when I put the new lens on the auto focus on does not work on this one either. Any ideas whats on what is going on?



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The unit uses tiny electromagnets mounted on a circular free turning focus ring, and there could be some damage to that. Also, there are many tiny parts inside the lens assembly that could have been cracked or damaged from the fall.
\015\012The following web blog details various things you can try for a lens problem:
\015\012http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
\015\012If none of these suggestions help, take the unit into a local camera repair shop for an estimate, or contact Canon support for an authorized service center:
\015\012http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/standard_display/support
\015\012Also, get your money back on your new lens, since the problem will be an internal camera fault.
\015\012Good luck, and hope this helps.
Itt is possible that the auto focus drive mechanism is jammed, damaged or faulty. The camera unit has to be opened to finalize the suspect. You will need some technical experience before the camera can be opened out to check on the auto focus section. The auto focus motor and drive mechanism can be tested with an external voltage after disconnection from the circuit so as to confirm the working of the drive. if this wont work the motor can be faulty or jammed. If not check for break in line to drive from the main circuit due to the fall.
\015\012You must use a good viewing lens to look for cracks, breaks or damage in this section.
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