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Jan 31, 2017 16:40 |  #1

Hi all,

Hope you's are all well.

I was wondering if anyone can help me. I have my Canon 40D I bought new back in 2007 and believe it or not it only has 2000 shutter counts. Its still like new. I never used it much. I know there's a lot of new cameras out since then. One of these days I'll upgrade ;)
Anyway the problem with my Canon 40D is in the last while when I turn the big wheel or dial on the back of the camera to look through my photos it won't move to the next image. But they do rotate or move when I use the small wheel on top of the camera. Any one know whats wrong?
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Jan 31, 2017 16:48 |  #2

I don't have an immediate answer. I'll charge my battery, pull my 40D off the shelf and see if it has anything to do with the switch on the rear of the camera being in the "ON" postion instead of in the full up position.

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Jan 31, 2017 16:50 |  #3

The way I read your description, your problem makes no sense. Turn camera off. Turn camera on. Press <REVIEW> button (little triangle). Turn wheel. That should work.

If needed, you should be able to download the manual (.PDF) here: http://www.canon.com/i​cpd/ (external link)


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Jan 31, 2017 16:53 |  #4

Not sure about the 40D, but the 20D has a lock on the rear wheel
Its on the power switch on the rear of the camera, make sure its on the third click of the on/off switch


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Jan 31, 2017 16:57 as a reply to  @ runninmann's post |  #5

Thanks for the welcome. I would be grateful for the help.
Ha its a record alright I should get a brownie points for that lol


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Jan 31, 2017 16:57 |  #6

I just checked my 20D, rear wheel works in playback even if 'locked'


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Jan 31, 2017 17:03 |  #7

jabtas wrote in post #18260878 (external link)
I just checked my 20D, rear wheel works in playback even if 'locked'

Mine, too. Maybe you've assigned a Custom Function to it?


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Jan 31, 2017 17:05 |  #8

Does the rear wheel work during normal operation, aperture control, focus point selection etc ??


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Jan 31, 2017 17:08 as a reply to  @ jabtas's post |  #9

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l have not tried the lock on the on off switch yet, I have work at 5am till 6 pm 4 on 4 off so after I get home from work tomo evening I'll give it a try. Will check here first thing to see anymore updates about it.

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Jan 31, 2017 18:23 |  #10

I had a 40D but forgot. Checked the manual and it does have the Power/Quick Control Dial switch. My bet is that is it.


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Feb 01, 2017 04:30 |  #11

you guys make me regret selling my 40D :cry: :-(


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Feb 01, 2017 04:49 |  #12

The power/lock switch will only disable the rear dial during shooting. It doesn't matter how it's set when reviewing pictures. I still have a working 40D, so it's easy for me to check.


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Feb 01, 2017 04:50 |  #13

Just checked my 40D. It makes no difference when reviewing images whether the ON/OFF switch is "ON" or at the top position. The large rear wheel works for both.


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Feb 01, 2017 04:52 |  #14

runninmann wrote in post #18260870 (external link)
This has to be the record for the longest time between joining and making your first post.

Is it also a record for shortest time between first post and title fairy engagement?


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Feb 01, 2017 07:57 |  #15

You probably have a failed rear wheel which are not sending signals each time it is rotated.

In spite of the fact that the 40D is an old camera, you might still find camera repair shops that still work on them, so inquire about CLA plus thumbwheel cleaning/replacement.

Just within the past 6 months my venerable 5D suddenly died in the middle of shooting. I found a shop that still worked on them, and they quoted $400 to replace a failed circuit and to also do the mirror fix (which had never been done) and CLA the camera, and that was still less expensive than buying a used, more worn looking 5D with an unknown number of shutter actuations...and unfortunately the world was not impressed quite enough with the 5DIV to drive down the prices for the 5D3 and 5DII!

Like you, I still have my trusty 40D. The 50D had more pixels and worse noise than the 40D, and in the 60D (and onward) Canon departed from the categorization of the nnD as the 'prosumer' and migrated them more in the direction of nnnD 'snapshooter' user interface (with elimination of a PC sync socket and the elimination of the joystick, etc. and then there was the transmissive display in lieu of a finder with exchangeable focus screens, so no more En-S precision focusing screen). So I never found sufficient desire for upgrade vs. the (to me) newer compromises. And then there is the fact that the relative gain in resolution at the cost of disk capacity consumption, when I rarely even push the capabilities of 10 year old cameras, is not a motivating factor either.

  • 1.4x the linear resolution for twice the disk capacity consumption: 40D vs. 7DII
  • 1.5x the liinear resolution for 2.4x the disk capacity consumption: 5D vs. 5DIV


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