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Richard, Camera Repair
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what can be done to my 450D as the auto focus has stopped

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what can be done to my 450D as the auto focus has stopped working
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First, can you remove the battery and wait 5 minutes
Put the battery back in, turn it on and tell me if the auto focus is now functioning please.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No such luck d

Thanks David
Remove the Lens, and then put it back on.
Still does not work?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no still not working D

It is the internal chip to drive the focus that has faulted.
A corrupted firmware can cause this. But we have ruled this out by trying to restart it. The fact that it continues after the steps we have done, confirms this.
I am really sorry about this and you are going to have to return the camera to have it replaced. It will be covered by the warranty if this has not expired, and the replacement will be done at no cost to you.
I am really sorry about this, and if you have problems, or would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.
And if you can take a second to rate my service, that would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

will a canon repair shop do this as the camera is about 5/6 years old D

They will David, but get a price first as you will need to pay (the warranty will be expired) and at times it can be cheaper to purchase a replacement camera).
But they will give you the offer first to replace the component, free of charge.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks for your help I will find one near where I live David

Your welcome Dave
If you need anything else, please let me know
And please remember to rate my service on this Answer.
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