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Suddenly my 6D Mark-ii won't turn on...

 
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Oct 18, 2018 15:48 |  #1

I use my 6D2 at least 2-3 times per week with a Canon Battery grip attached... Suddenly it would not turn on.

I thought that it might be that the batteries had been exhausted so I recharged both batteries.

The camera still would not turn on! I then tried each battery in my 7D2 and both were fully charged and each worked just fine/

I then removed the battery grip from the 6D2 and inserted the batteries individually. Neither worked!


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Oct 18, 2018 21:39 |  #2

Bummer...did you try your battery from 7D2 to 6D2? Just being sure about a different battery in case of some battery memory issue (I recently upgraded to 5D4, and noticed my 3rd party batteries aren't always recognized...Canon must be cracking down on genuine products). Well either way, a Canon brand battery should always work with the 6D2...so if it's not turning on with that, then I'm afraid it must be your camera.


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Oct 19, 2018 03:09 |  #3

I'd be checking the microswitch on the memory card door operates correctly


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Oct 19, 2018 05:24 |  #4

Try without the grip. Put the door back on the camera before you do to make sure the switch is being depressed.

Ooops! I see you tried that.




  
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Oct 19, 2018 21:12 |  #5

I don't have any 6D model, but I presume they have the same kind of transmissive LCD overlay in the viewfinder as other recent EOS cameras. Does the viewfinder look different with a battery inserted or not? Even if the camera isn't "on"?


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Nov 06, 2018 18:12 |  #6

What happened? Did you get it to work?


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Nov 06, 2018 18:20 |  #7

ozziepuppy wrote in post #18745502 (external link)
What happened? Did you get it to work?

We may never know. The OP was last on these forums on 10/20/2018 and even then he stated (in part)

RPCrowe wrote in post #18732785 (external link)
No, I would not dump my Canon DSLR cameras (6D2 and 7D2) for a "CANON" or "NIKON" full frame mirrorless camera but, I am seriously considering switching to the Sony mirrorless system.

I have been severely disappointed with the Canon 6D Mark-2 and the full frame Canon and Nikon mirrorless offerings are, IMO, a big joke for top-line 21st century cameras.

I have recently purchased a Sony A6500 and have fallen in love with this little camera. IT IS EXCITING AND FUN TO SHOOT!

I am seriously considering getting an A7iii with the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 ART in a Sony mount!




  
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Nov 07, 2018 16:43 |  #8

Could be that the main circuit simply died...my 5D (classic) had worked fine for years, then one day about 1.5-2 years ago in the middle of a shoot it simply stopped working, went to sleep after I had set it down and could not wake up when I picked it up to shoot. I sent it into a independent repair shop, since Canon stopped servicing the 5D about a year earlier, and got a new main circuit put in. The 5DIII had not dropped much at all in the used market in spite of the 5DIV launch, and I did not want a 5DII, so it made the most sense to put the money into the 5Dc repair!


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Dec 20, 2018 13:10 |  #9

Have you try using the battery without the grip? and is your grip a CANON grip or some other brand?


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