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Dec 19, 2009 17:58 |  #1

Ok so my wife was attempting to take a photo today and realized there was no CF card installed. So I give her one and she puts it in with the camera still turned on (Im in the other room). Then she says the camera wont take any pictures. I tell her to shut it off and turn back on. Then she tells me it wont turn off. I take a look and the switch is off and the camera is on. So I pull the battery and re-insert and now it wont power on. Ive pulled the CF card, removed the lens, charged the battery, etc. Its just dead now. Any ideas?


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Dec 19, 2009 18:13 |  #2

I might have misunderstood what you wrote, but doesn't the camera turn off as soon as the memory card slot door is opened?

It sounds like the camera somehow froze forcing you to turn if off removing the battery, I think I've done that before and never had a problem though :confused:


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Dec 19, 2009 18:28 |  #3

Check if any of the tiny pins to connect CF card in the slot are bent. Also try to remove the little backup battery for a few minutes and start all over again. Did you try another CF-card and did you try reformatting the card?


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Dec 19, 2009 18:47 as a reply to  @ vk2gwk's post |  #4

I dont know. I dont install my CF cards with the power on. You're probably right. All Im saying is the switch was left on. But my wife said the power never shut off until I took the battery out. Who knows.

Ive tried multiple CF cards, the pins are fine. I'll try removing the other battery. Does anyone know why the camera would stay on when its turned off? Then not turn back on when the battery is re-installed? Can a battery fail and cause this? Ok I'm just gonna take out the other battery and see what happens. Im just mad because my kid has his first game tomorrow and Christmas is right around the corner and for now I have no camera :cry:


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Dec 19, 2009 19:05 |  #5
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This has happened to me a few times. I screw with manual lenses, and have a few adapters with "AF confirm" focus chips on them. Occasionally the camera will freeze as you describe. Removing / replacing the card normally does not cause problems with the power on.

I'd do as above--remove the battery and charge it. Let the camera sit for awhile. It should power up and fire with NO lens attached. I would also try it first with NO CF card. I suppose it's possible that the card has suffered some failure---electrical failure or electrostatic discharge, and the camera should power up with no card. If it does try a different card.


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Dec 19, 2009 19:22 |  #6

You're implying your wife somehow hurt the camera because she didn't turn it off before inserting a CF card. That can't harm the camera. So for the sake of your marriage, accept that it had nothing to do with the camera failing. There is some other problem that your wife did not cause, and having it sent into Canon is the best solution if you can't get it working normally on your own.




  
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Dec 19, 2009 20:26 |  #7

try taking the battery out of the camera for half an hour or something to make sure all the electrons have discharged and try again, with no card and see what happens. I change my CF card regularly with the camera ON and never a problem..


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Dec 19, 2009 20:39 |  #8

Sounds like a perfectly good reason to use the Loyalty Program!


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Dec 19, 2009 20:41 |  #9

just call in for a loyalty program and grab a 50D or 7D even LOL!


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Dec 19, 2009 21:52 as a reply to  @ Replaces's post |  #10

yeah that may be an option except my kids are gonna get Christmas presents so I wont have the money for another month or two :cry:

So, i took out both batteries for a while, made sure i had a full charge, took out the CF card and even removed the lens. No matter what it has no power. I think its toast. I dont know how many pics ive taken with it but i imagine its well over 50,000. Just bad timing.


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