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May 17, 2012 18:51 |  #1

Just got used 5Dm2, put battery in and lock it up, turn it on no thing display :(
As soon as I close battery door, I got blinking light on the back next to big wheel - even it off or on. Any suggestion - please.

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May 17, 2012 18:53 |  #2

cdatmd wrote in post #14447819external link
As soon as I close battery door, I got blinking light on the back next to big wheel - even it off or on

That's normal.

Not sure about the other stuff though.


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May 17, 2012 19:21 |  #3

Blinking light means the camera is thinking, buffering a picture, etc...did u try pressing the menu button? Taking a picture?


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May 17, 2012 19:38 |  #4

cdatmd wrote in post #14447819external link
Just got used 5Dm2, put battery in and lock it up, turn it on no thing display :(
As soon as I close battery door, I got blinking light on the back next to big wheel - even it off or on. Any suggestion - please.

Thank you

the blinking light is normal. when you power it up, you should see a display indicating that it's cleaning the sensor, which it normally does automatically on start-up, unless that feature has been disabled. if you don't see that, press the menu button and see what happens.


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May 17, 2012 22:34 |  #5

It's not blinking few times, it blink like crazy, try to press menu but no display on both LCDs. even I turn it off battery while battery door close.. blinking




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May 17, 2012 23:45 |  #6

cdatmd wrote in post #14448667external link
It's not blinking few times, it blink like crazy, try to press menu but no display on both LCDs. even I turn it off battery while battery door close.. blinking

Is it a canon battery or a third-party battery? new/old battery? might need replaceing


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May 17, 2012 23:49 |  #7

The blinking light means it is accessing the card. Try a different card as the camera has to check it first for errors before it starts up and can do it rather fast. My guess is it is a large card or has a lot of issues that need to be formatted.

Wait for the light to stop once you turn the power switch on and see what happens. You can also take the card out and it should just power on with on ill effects.

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May 18, 2012 00:02 |  #8

Mine blinks 3-4 times very quickly within a fraction of a second (16GB card) then it's ready. As Nick stated, format it or try another card. You may have a bad one in there. If that doesn't solve it then look inside the card slot and make sure there aren't any bent or missing pins. This would be bad if that is the case.


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May 29, 2012 18:31 |  #9

Also, if you have the magic lantern firmware on the camera or in the card, it can have that issue but I dont think you would have it.

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May 29, 2012 18:39 |  #10

I had this happen with mine. I was reviewing images on a card that was used in a Sony DSLR. I guess my 5DmkIII didn't like reading through the Sony data as the LCD went blank after I reviewed a few files on the card, none of my buttons worked and then the constant blinking started.
Turned it off, pulled out card and battery, waited a minute, put everything back, turned on, formatted card and everything worked fine.




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