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What did I do? 60D dead – HELP!

 
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Jan 04, 2014 19:36 |  #1

I accidently grabbed my 60D without a card in it and started to take photos. It took a few then froze up. I then realized that it didn’t have a memory card in it. Now the camera will not work. When turning on the red light blinks twice then nothing.

Any clues on how to get the camera working again????

I have tried removing and replacing battery. No luck...




  
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Jan 04, 2014 19:43 |  #2

Try a hard reboot. I think the process is to remove the battery, turn it on even without the battery, then hold the shutter button for 60 seconds, then turn the switch to off then reinsert the battery and try it. That may not be the exact process but you can search it. I don't think it is toast, you will get it back.


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Jan 04, 2014 19:50 |  #3

I don't have a 60D so TTuna may be correct for this model but I thought a hard boot required removal of the main battery AND the small battery that runs the clock/date data. Leave both out for about 30 minutes and reinsert.

Hopefully this will do the trick. Good luck!




  
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Jan 04, 2014 20:02 |  #4

http://www.dpreview.co​m/forums/post/39591118 (external link)


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Jan 04, 2014 20:22 |  #5

I thought a hard boot required removal of the main battery AND the small battery that runs the clock/date data. Leave both out for about 30 minutes and reinsert.*

Don't look for a backup battery because there isn't any in the 60D. Remove main battery, turn on, hold shutter button down, turn off, reinsert battery. Make sure memory card is installed, then power up.




  
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Jan 04, 2014 21:00 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #6

im curious why it would need a memory card, and why shooting with out a memory card would cause this, i can not imagine that the camera is that sensitive that it would "break" with out a memory card while shooting

im just asking because i dont think shooting with out a memory card is the issue.


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Jan 04, 2014 21:07 |  #7

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1222229

I agree with what's stated in the linked thread. The 60D shoots without a card by default, likely for demo purposes. It's highly unlikely that lack of memory card is the reason your camera malfunctioned.




  
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Jan 04, 2014 21:20 |  #8

First of all I want to thank you all for responding.

Before I was going to dive into the suggestions above I wanted to make sure the battery had a full charge. It was low but I didn’t think it was low enough to cause the camera to just shut down.

After reading comments by “webejamn and Rashkh” I decided to put the partially charged battery back in the camera to see what would happen.

This is the EMBARRASSING part...... The camera fired right back up. It was a low battery……It was just a coincidence that it died when there was no memory card. I just assumed that was the reason that it froze.

Thanks again for all of the replies.




  
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Jan 04, 2014 22:56 as a reply to  @ CRobH's post |  #9

I just love a happy ending.:D


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Jan 04, 2014 23:08 |  #10

ha. Good outcome.
LIve and learn. No big deal.
Enjoy the 60d



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Jan 05, 2014 05:26 |  #11

CRobH wrote in post #16578241 (external link)
This is the EMBARRASSING part...... The camera fired right back up. It was a low battery……It was just a coincidence that it died when there was no memory card. I just assumed that was the reason that it froze.

Post hoc ergo propter hoc.
We've all been caught out by silly things, glad it is sorted.


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Jan 05, 2014 06:04 |  #12

John from PA wrote in post #16578106 (external link)
Don't look for a backup battery because there isn't any in the 60D. Remove main battery, turn on, hold shutter button down, turn off, reinsert battery. Make sure memory card is installed, then power up.

There is a backup battery in the 60D, but.... it is mounted internally on the circuit board. You would have to dismantle the camera to get at it.. yuck!

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Jan 05, 2014 06:43 |  #13

Dan Marchant wrote in post #16578856 (external link)
Post hoc ergo propter hoc.

Dan, that is for sure the most common human fallacy. In fact, there is a brand of beer that has a whole series of commercials based on it.


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Jan 05, 2014 21:47 as a reply to  @ tzalman's post |  #14

Thats great news, glad to hear it wasnt anything major. i usually start with human error as when beginning my troubleshooting, and it is usually the case.


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