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Rob Warwick
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/27/2009
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Autofocus won't work


I have a Canon 70D. It has been working fine since I bought it 6 months ago. Now, the autofocus doesn't work when I press half on the shutter button. It isn't the lenses, because autofocus works on my other Canon digital. I have played with the menu settings and nothing seems to make it work. I lost my manual so I don't understand all of the controls. Either the camera needs repair or I am setting something wrong on the camera - hopefully something very obvious. Thanks, Rob


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7/26/2014 8:26:48 AM

 
Dalne M. Dola
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/12/2006
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  Highlighted Comment: Check the Canon site and you can download a manual for this camera. Check pages 101 ff. for some information that may solve your issue.
Hope this works for you!


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7/26/2014 1:30:38 PM

 
Christopher Budny
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2005
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  Highlighted Comment: Also check all of the metal contacts on the lens mount of your 70D in case they've become dirty and aren't making good signal contact with the lens.


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7/27/2014 3:06:44 PM

 
Rob Warwick
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/27/2009
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  Chris/Dalne,
Thanks. I downloaded a copy of the manual and have studied all of the settings and reset, but still not working. I also checked the contacts on the lens mount. Did not appear to be dirty. Gently wiped the contacts with a lens cloth. Still not working. Appreciate your responses though and will continue trying to determine the problem. Regards, Rob W.


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7/29/2014 8:26:08 AM

 
Dalne M. Dola
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/12/2006
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  Rob,
Thanks for your response as I had wondered if you had any success. I, too, have recently bought the same camera. You might contact Canonusa about your issue. Keep us posted! Thanks and good luck!


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7/29/2014 9:29:10 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  there might be a firm ware update that needs to be done. But since it stopped working all together and didn't stop working in certain situations, might be a motherboard or circuit problem in the camera.
Check some forums and see if there are others with the same problem and hopefully your warranty covers fixing it.


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7/30/2014 8:24:52 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  there might be a firm ware update that needs to be done. But since it stopped working all together and didn't stop working in certain situations, might be a motherboard or circuit problem in the camera.
Check some forums and see if there are others with the same problem and hopefully your warranty covers fixing it.


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7/30/2014 8:24:53 AM

 
Rob Warwick
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/27/2009
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  Thanks Gregory! Am having the camera checked out a repair shop. It's either a computer problem in the camera or the contacts need to be looked at. Appreciate your response. Rob


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7/30/2014 2:03:44 PM

 
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