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20D Suddenly Stopped Working

 
ayoung4444
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Mar 10, 2012 19:40 |  #1

Basically: My 20D is broken.

In more detail:
While visiting NYC last weekend, I was having problems with my 20D's battery. Whenever I removed and reinserted the battery, the camera would immediately prompt me to set the time and date. I assume this is because the internal battery that runs the clock died. I was able to deal with this minor problem.
However, my family decided to go see the World Trade Center Memorial. About half an hour before going, the camera worked fine. A couple minutes after going through security (basically airport security), it completely quit on me. I can't turn the camera on anymore. I've tried charging the battery and using completely different batteries.
I believe the dead clock battery must have had something to do with it.

Should I send it to Canon? Will that cost too much? Should I just get a new camera? (I'm 18 and have no job, so spending a lot of money isn't favorable.)
Thanks in advance for the help.




  
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MilesW
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Mar 10, 2012 23:31 |  #2

I would attempt a new clock battery first. also I own a 20D i bought when they first came out. I do not think it is cost effective to have it repaired by Canon.


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Mar 10, 2012 23:35 |  #3

I'm fairly certain the internal battery for the 20D is user serviceable. It is on my powershot, G12, T2i, AND 7D....

Just open up your battery door and look for a little plate covering it.




  
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Mar 11, 2012 03:51 |  #4

20D works just fine without a "clock" battery at all (apart from losing the date/time!) suspect there's something a bit more amiss if it doesn't power up at all. Certainly no harm in taking it out though, it's just beside the main BP-511 battery and is in a wee plastic carrier thingy labelled "CR2016 3V"

Worth looking at is the battery door has a "pin" that operates a switch when fully closed - check the switch isn't damaged, also a similar arrangement although harder to see is on the CF door.


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ayoung4444
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Mar 12, 2012 17:38 as a reply to  @ joeseph's post |  #5

I replaced the battery: no dice.
I also checked the pins on both doors and they seem to be fine.

Any other suggestions?
And how would I get it fixed if I don't send it to Canon?




  
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Mar 13, 2012 04:04 |  #6

the fuse on the DCDC board is blown..this board is right below the top LCD screen...




  
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Mar 13, 2012 05:00 |  #7

ayoung4444 wrote in post #14064247 (external link)
Basically: My 20D is broken.

In more detail:
While visiting NYC last weekend, I was having problems with my 20D's battery. Whenever I removed and reinserted the battery, the camera would immediately prompt me to set the time and date. I assume this is because the internal battery that runs the clock died. I was able to deal with this minor problem.
However, my family decided to go see the World Trade Center Memorial. About half an hour before going, the camera worked fine. A couple minutes after going through security (basically airport security), it completely quit on me. I can't turn the camera on anymore. I've tried charging the battery and using completely different batteries.
I believe the dead clock battery must have had something to do with it.

Should I send it to Canon? Will that cost too much? Should I just get a new camera? (I'm 18 and have no job, so spending a lot of money isn't favorable.)
Thanks in advance for the help.

time to buy a 5dmk3! :)


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Mar 13, 2012 09:07 |  #8

+ 1 to above, perfect time to justify that new camera purchase.


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Mar 13, 2012 11:43 |  #9

That sucks, I believe that my 20D that I have had for almost 5yrs is finally starting to go on me. Camera no longer registers a fully charged battery, sometimes I get errors (not the 99 error) and the top shutter button and dial work intermittently now. If you live in NYC you can probably take it to some place like B&H or Adorama brick and mortar and they may be able to give you some sort of diagnosis. Other than that, Canon will charge you an arm and a leg to diagnose (mine was going to cost $150 for the diagnosis, then fix would be dependent from there).

Might be time to look for another used 20D or 30D.


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Mar 13, 2012 13:01 |  #10

My 20D has been sitting in a box since I last used it for a trip to Disney during the summer of 2007. I was just thinking I should see if someone on POTN wants it and could make use of it. In fact, I have a 10D sitting in a box next to it that hasn't been touched for even longer!


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