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Old May 3rd, 2011, 12:39 PM   #1
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XHA1 problems with dirty/gritty focus ring

Got in a pretty bad sand storm while filming with my XHA1. Unfortunately didn't have a protective cover. I cleaned it as best as possible and it worked fine for a couple weeks after. Now for some reason the focus ring feels very gritty. I'm guessing some sand made it way into it. What do i need to do about getting this fixed? Any idea on cost?
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Old May 4th, 2011, 01:37 AM   #2
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Re: XHA1 problems with dirty/gritty focus ring

Don't grind it in by turning it anymore .. then try running a vacuum cleaner at the opening in the ring when holding the AI over it. Shake the A1 a tad to loosen any grit while rotating the ring slowly .. it's a 2 person exercise.

Depending on the age of the A1 if you have to send it in to the shop, they can do a full service .. let's know how it pans out and good luck.

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Old May 5th, 2011, 09:30 AM   #3
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Re: XHA1 problems with dirty/gritty focus ring

tried the vaccum trick. Didn't work. Guess i'm going to send it to canon and hope for the best.
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