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Canon EOS 6D won't turn on

 
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Dec 31, 2018 18:16 |  #1

My camera will not turn on.

I thought my battery was dead, so changed out with newly charged on.

I put the new battery in - and when I closed the door, the red led light started, but went out within three blinks.

Has this happened to anyone?

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Dec 31, 2018 18:21 |  #2

Try cleaning the contacts inside the battery compartment.


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Dec 31, 2018 18:26 as a reply to  @ Trvlr323's post |  #3

With anything in particular?




  
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Dec 31, 2018 18:28 |  #4

Try a cotton swab or an eraser. Take a look with a flashlight and make sure nothing is lodged in there.


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Dec 31, 2018 18:31 as a reply to  @ Trvlr323's post |  #5

Didn't work.

Thank you, though. Appreciate the ideas.




  
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Dec 31, 2018 18:33 |  #6

Found this on another forum. 6D specific:

1. Make sure the camera is off, and then remove the battery, memory card, and lens.
2. Close the battery/memory card doors.
3. Turn the power switch to the "ON" position, and then press and hold down the shutter button for 10 seconds.
4. Release the shutter button, turn the power switch to the "OFF" position, reinsert the battery, memory card, and attach the lens.
5. Power the camera on.


Failing this or finding any corrosion/moisture, etc. in the battery compartment it looks like you might need to send it to Canon for an evaluation.


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Dec 31, 2018 18:38 as a reply to  @ Trvlr323's post |  #7

Thank you...I'll let you know how this goes.




  
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Dec 31, 2018 19:00 |  #8

Hate to be "that guy" but are you sure it is actually not working?

Seems someone recently was fooled when the rear screen was set to off but the camera was actually working. Just press the info button to cycle the screen mode.


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Dec 31, 2018 19:03 as a reply to  @ Trvlr323's post |  #9

Okay - it's working.

I wanted to save face and say, "Oh, man - it was the contacts."

The truth is, in my WTH is happening-in the midst of taking down Christmas/fixing dinner chaos, I had simply turned the camera off.

I truly appreciate the help and time.

I feel like a duffas, but, the camera - she's great!




  
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Dec 31, 2018 19:05 |  #10

Lol. I think we’ve all been there. ;). No worries.


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Dec 31, 2018 19:05 as a reply to  @ Left Handed Brisket's post |  #11

You should never hesitate - cause sometimes it's the easiest fix.

As for me, in my panic, I had simply turned the whole thing off.

~facepalm~

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Dec 31, 2018 19:06 |  #12

Oh, man.

That's good.


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Dec 31, 2018 19:27 |  #13

Good times. We'll add that one to the top of the list of potential issues with the 6d.


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Dec 31, 2018 20:17 |  #14

this was a fun thread back in the day...
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=456878

don't worry, looks like the original poster for that thread hasn't been around much...so i think you're safe from being added.:-)


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Dec 31, 2018 20:41 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #15

Oh, man...that's so funny.




  
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