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Canon 7D flashing FA11 since return from service

 
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Mar 29, 2011 19:18 |  #1

Have had my 7D for close to year now. Finally decided to send it in for inconsistent auto focus. Well the camera came back today and now on the LCD display it shows a message where the shots remaining counter is. It will show the shots remaining and then FA11 will start flashing a few seconds after the shutter is released. It continues to flash until the camera goes into sleep mode. I can't find anything in the manual on this. It came back with firmware 1.2.4 The camera seems to operate OK. Any ideas??


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Mar 29, 2011 19:53 |  #2

I haven't seen that on mine and I don't recall seeing any threads/posts on the forum about it either. I would be calling Canon on that one since you just got it back from them.


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Mar 29, 2011 20:00 as a reply to  @ yourdoinitwrong's post |  #3

Should that be read as "fail"?


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Mar 29, 2011 21:15 as a reply to  @ apersson850's post |  #4

"Should that be read as "fail"?

That is what I orginally thought it might be. However I could not find any documentation on it and the camera seems to work fine. I will be giving Canon a call tomorrow.


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Mar 31, 2011 05:16 |  #5

Perhaps they wanted it to say f-all? :)


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May 30, 2017 06:52 |  #6


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I have the same problem, anyone found an answer please?

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May 30, 2017 08:41 as a reply to  @ Meaks's post |  #7

If this is happening after you press the shutter then it is probably trying to write to the memory card.
Try formatting the memory card or even replace it with another one.




  
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May 30, 2017 17:03 |  #8

You might see if there is a phone number on your paperwork from Canon service. Give them a call and see what they have to say.

Mike

Oh shoot I just realized this is a very old thread.


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Mar 12, 2018 00:20 as a reply to  @ Ramon-uk's post |  #9

No this is on the screen all the time except for a second or two when I touch the shutter release to autofocus etc.


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Mar 12, 2018 06:29 |  #10

Meaks wrote in post #18583299 (external link)
No this is on the screen all the time except for a second or two when I touch the shutter release to autofocus etc.

It is still worth doing a low level format of the card whilst it is in the camera, if the camera thinks the card is full or damaged then it cannot calculate the number of possible shots.




  
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Mar 12, 2018 07:38 |  #11

Meaks, has it done this for a year now?


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Mar 12, 2018 08:03 |  #12

Too bad the OP hasn't been on the forum since 2015 so no chance to learn what he/she did. But I'd reflash the firmware...see https://www.usa.canon.​com …subtab=download​s-firmware (external link) for the download.

[Edit]Added information on the error message. See http://www.fredmiranda​.com/forum/topic/12118​99 (external link) and specifically the content at the last entry which I've quoted below. Unfortunately the camera may have to go back to the service shop for a few steps not previously done by the technician.

So, an update on this situation...

Canon AUS was not able to advise what caused this 'error' message, except to say that they were sure that it wasn't an error and that the camera was fine to use and should operate normally. They contacted Canon Japan for more information, which took a few days, but they got the answer. When the techs adjusted the lenses to the camera, the camera is plugged into their computer/system, and needs to switched into some special mode that allows the AF adjustments to be made. When the adjustments have been completed, the camera should be switched back out of that adjustment mode by flicking a switch or ticking a box in the computer software (not in the camera). It seems that step was not performed when the adjustments were completed. The message probably means "FAII" for Focus Adjustment II, or something like that.

I'm waiting to receive the camera back tomorrow or the day after. So nothing to be concerned about, but it seems the Canon techs had a bit of a fail moment on a simple task.




  
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Mar 14, 2018 14:13 as a reply to  @ chuckmiller's post |  #13

Yes it had


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Mar 14, 2018 15:20 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #14

Thank you, I will contact my service centre


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