A.S.I.G.N. Observatory wrote in post #14933625
I picked up my camera last night and turned it on, but nothing. I removed the battery grip and replaced the door and tried just one battery. Nothing. I tried the other battery. Nothing. I charged both batteries and got a few minutes of operation out of it then left it for 5 minutes. Came back and guess what? Nothing! Tried cycling batteries and power on/off a dozen times. Nothing.
I have two weddings this month!!! The first next weekend!!! My backup camera is a 400D (Rebel XTI).
HELP!! How can I fix this?
You're a wedding photographer and your only back-up is a 400D? Really? Where I come from, we have camera stores that rent gear, including 5D2's. I suggest you consider this while your 5D2 is off to Canon for repair. When it comes back, consider investing in a 5D3 and use your 5D2 as a back-up. This is serious and I do believe helpful. If people are counting on you for their once in a lifetime photos, you should come prepared. 'nuff said.
Canon EOS-1V | Canon 5D2 | 17-40/4L | 24-105/4L | 14/2.8L | 24/1.4L | 35/1.4L | 50/1.2L | 85/1.2L | 200-400/4L | 580EX
“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.”
― Henri Cartier-Bresson