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Dec 19, 2011 10:46 |  #1

I only recently heard about CHDK (from other posts here) and am very interested by it. I am aware that using it voids your warranty, which may be enough to convince me not to use it in the first place, but I was curious, if one does use it, is it possible to restore the camera back to the factory settings later if necessary?




  
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Dec 19, 2011 10:59 |  #2

From what I understand, CHDK is a program that is loaded onto and run from your memory card and not affecting the camera's software at all.

...though I'm sure someone who understands it a lot better than me will be along soon to explain.



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Dec 19, 2011 15:12 |  #3

CHDK only loads from the memory card so if you tell it NOT to load or operate your camera without the CHDK program on the memory card, your camera is back to its original state. At no time does CHDK make any permanent changes so I don't understand why it would void your camera warranty.


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Dec 19, 2011 15:53 |  #4

configsys wrote in post #13569685 (external link)
CHDK only loads from the memory card so if you tell it NOT to load or operate your camera without the CHDK program on the memory card, your camera is back to its original state. At no time does CHDK make any permanent changes so I don't understand why it would void your camera warranty.

I was just quoting what I had seen elsewhere. If it doesn't void the warranty, then I'm in, at least to give it a try...




  
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Dec 19, 2011 18:41 |  #5

configsys wrote in post #13569685 (external link)
CHDK only loads from the memory card so if you tell it NOT to load or operate your camera without the CHDK program on the memory card, your camera is back to its original state. At no time does CHDK make any permanent changes so I don't understand why it would void your camera warranty.

Just to clarify...it doesn't make any temporary changes either. If you're running CHDK, then it is ran from the SD card, the Canon programming is left untouched.

I have used this on my PS A540 and my G11 with no harm. Do we live in a perfect world...no, do some more reading HERE (external link)




  
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Dec 19, 2011 20:05 |  #6

gregrocco wrote in post #13568131 (external link)
I only recently heard about CHDK (from other posts here) and am very interested by it. I am aware that using it voids your warranty, which may be enough to convince me not to use it in the first place, but I was curious, if one does use it, is it possible to restore the camera back to the factory settings later if necessary?

heres your official answer from CHDK: Q. Does using the CHDK program void your warranty? (external link)


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Dec 19, 2011 20:36 |  #7

I use CHDK on 2 Canon SD cameras, it runs off SD card, remove card CHDK is gone,
I can't think of a reason not to use it
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