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Richard, Camera Repair
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oh help I am having an error message when I try to take a

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oh help
I am having an error message when I try to take a pic... need my camera to work today too!
it says ...
err 01
"Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. Clean the lens contacts."
Do I have to take it to a camera clinic to do that??? Please say I can do it myself - it's just the time elment here. To my shame I did change lenses on the beach a few times earlier this week :-(
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Can you tell me the make and model of the camera please?
Thank you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Richie,

canon eos 700D

Thanks Jac
You can do this yourself if you have the tools (or close substitutes) just follow the instructions on my link below
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As you need to get the sensors dust free and clean.
Let me know the results please
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

this link tells me how to clean the sensor - not the lens contacts


That is the lens contacts Jac.
Its the sensor that detect this.
Let me know the results please
Customer: replied 3 years ago.




Your welcome
Changing the lens at the beach caused it, was just some Sand, will be ok now.
If you 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
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks Ricjie,

Panicked when I got the message.

Been photographing the beach for about 8 years - it's on my doorstep - first time this has happened to me - lucky I guess?

I'll clean up more regularly and panic less in future. Cheers