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Dec 21, 2009 18:40 |  #1

I used the search function and no results on this "issue". I place that word in quotes because I know it's user error and I plead ignorance. I'm pretty tech savvy, but for some reason the LCD screen on my 5D2 will not TURN OFF. I get the settings screen ("quick control screen") when I power up the camera (not the menu screen) and every button I press always takes me right back to the settings screen by default. The last time I used my camera I was playing around in EOS utility and I was fidgeting with some of the software settings. It hasn't gone back to normal. I'm just a little frustrated because I just bought a 7D about an hour ago and I'm trying to enjoy the experience of my new purchase, but this issue is nagging me to death and I can't seem to get past it!

This feels like such a dumb topic - but you guys are great and I know help is plentiful around here. Your collective wisdom would be so appreciated right now!


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Dec 21, 2009 18:49 |  #2

Press the info button to the right of the screen till it cycles off.


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Dec 21, 2009 18:59 |  #3

no - that's not it. I know what you're saying - that's typically how the function is supposed to work. Like I said, it just defaults right back to the settings screen regardless. I really don't think canon would build in a feature in which that screen would allow the user to leave it on 100% of the time. I can even shoot pictures with the display left on.


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Dec 21, 2009 19:11 |  #4

ANYBODY? I thought this was a noobish question...


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Dec 21, 2009 19:16 |  #5

I don't know of a way to keep the LCD on, permanently. Sounds like a "problem" with your 5DII.


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Dec 21, 2009 19:20 |  #6

Try a reset of the camera, by removing the main battery and also the settings memory backup battery. If that does not resolve the issue, it's time for Canon warranty claim work.


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Dec 21, 2009 19:21 |  #7

hey bohdank, thanks for stopping by :)

I cleared settings and it "fixed" the issue. It's gonna take a while to get them all back, but at least it cleared it up. I'm guessing it had something to do with the EOS Utility software since that's the point where things went awry. Thanks Wilt!

Now time to play with my new 7D... early Christmas for me! :P


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Dec 21, 2009 19:45 |  #8

CF III-3 and CF III-5 are the only settings I can see that might cause that. CF III-5 lets you assign Quick Control Screen to the Set button.


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Dec 21, 2009 20:00 |  #9

Pearlallica wrote in post #9241497 (external link)
hey bohdank, thanks for stopping by :)

I cleared settings and it "fixed" the issue. It's gonna take a while to get them all back, but at least it cleared it up. I'm guessing it had something to do with the EOS Utility software since that's the point where things went awry. Thanks Wilt!

Now time to play with my new 7D... early Christmas for me! :P

Cameras have computers in them. With a PC you are accustomed to "When it acts up, reboot that dammed thing"...applies to cameras, too.


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