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5D2 Grip BG-E6 semi-working help

 
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Nov 07, 2012 14:58 |  #1

My genuine Canon BG-E6 grip started acting up. The 3 buttons work no problem, however the wheel doesnt work at all and the shutter release button will not take pictures. It will intermittently focus when depressed but will not trigger the shutter. It also intermittently "cannont communicate with battery" with 2 genuine canon batteries in it. The 5D2 itself works no problem but the grip itself is acting up. Anyone have/had similar problems that can help out?


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Nov 07, 2012 15:15 |  #2

I had similar problems with my 60D grip. Sent it back to Canon and they repaired under warranty. They said it had been dropped and the metal frame was bent causing the contacts to work intermittently.

Yours sounds like it may be a similar problem along the the tightening wheel may also need to be replaced.

If it's under warranty, send it back to Canon.


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Nov 08, 2012 02:24 |  #3

Its not under warranty unfortunately. I've never dropped either the grip or the body. Its weird because its only the shutter release and wheel.. i can still focus with the shutter button. just wont click to take the picture.


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Nov 08, 2012 04:32 |  #4

Well since its not under warranty i got a little froggy and opened up the grip. Its pretty straight forward if u have a 00 philips screwdriver and a muffin tray to hold all the tiny screws...

You can only open it so far, i managed to fix the shutter release but the wheel still doesnt work. I just reseated the tiny ribbon cables and it works now. I believe the grip itself is held all together by the rubber material glued on. I couldnt get to the wheel due to this but hey the shutter works rite?


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Nov 08, 2012 05:44 |  #5

It might be a fake sold as a genuine grip, never heard of a genuine grip giving problems

https://photography-on-the.net …ighlight=fake+c​anon+bg-e6


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Nov 09, 2012 03:06 |  #6

Well according to the threads mine doesnt seem to be a fake. Canon support just told me to clean the contacts with a lint free cloth and hope it works. go figure.

At least my shutter button works now just not the wheel...


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Nov 09, 2012 04:48 |  #7

YouTellMe wrote in post #15225293 (external link)
Well according to the threads mine doesnt seem to be a fake. Canon support just told me to clean the contacts with a lint free cloth and hope it works. go figure.

At least my shutter button works now just not the wheel...

When you opened it up, was it plastic and a steel frame.


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Nov 09, 2012 20:19 |  #8

The housing is plastic but the part the plate where the screw connects to the body is steel. when i opened it up the plate underneath was also a nice heavy piece of steel material.


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Nov 10, 2012 02:49 |  #9

I guess it was magnesium like this one ?

http://www.dpreview.co​m …20MarkII/Mag-body-(9).jpg (external link)


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Nov 10, 2012 04:08 |  #10

the plate? Yes. I've been searching around and it says people had to send it in to get the wheel tightened... when i took it apart it doesnt show any screws or anything. it just sits in there with tabbed contacts...


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Nov 10, 2012 04:14 |  #11

Well after leaving the grip attached for 2 days the wheel works again... i'm guessing somethings getting knocked loose inside and thats what making it intermittent.


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Nov 10, 2012 09:47 |  #12

sometimes it pays not to cinch up the grip too tight as this can effect the contacts


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Nov 11, 2012 01:14 |  #13

Yes i noticed that, if i bump the grip a little the wheel works again. its either making too much or too little contact.


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