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Is my 40D dead?

 
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Jan 22, 2010 18:02 |  #1

..or am I missing something? Yesterday it started going into a mode where both LCD displays go blank and it's unresponsive to all buttons and switches. If I remove the lens, main battery, clock battery, CF card and let it sit for 30 mins it may let me take a picture or two before going lights out, but most times only a few seconds. I've tried that several times with fully charged batteries. The few times it's actually worked the pics are fine. I've tried this with a different lens, main battery, card, new clock battery with no improvement.

It's a refurb from Adorama and still under warranty by them, so any thoughts before I box it up for it's cross country trip? Anyone know how long they take for warranty repairs?

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Jan 22, 2010 18:23 |  #2

Box it up and send it back.


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Jan 22, 2010 18:46 |  #3
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How long have you had it for? Did it ever give you any issues prior to this? I would just say ship it out ASAP, the sooner its in their hands the sooner it will be back into yours.


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Jan 22, 2010 18:53 |  #4

Sounds like it needs to be examined :(


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Jan 22, 2010 19:26 as a reply to  @ markol's post |  #5

Thanks for the replies. I just found that gentle pressure on the case at the front bottom between the handgrip and the lens brings it back to life. Boxing it up now... :(


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Jan 23, 2010 04:47 |  #6

Frugal wrote in post #9451066 (external link)
Thanks for the replies. I just found that gentle pressure on the case at the front bottom between the handgrip and the lens brings it back to life. Boxing it up now... :(

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Jan 23, 2010 05:39 |  #7

Richard,

"I just found that gentle pressure on the case at the front bottom between the handgrip and the lens brings it back to life".

That sounds like a poor contact on the battery maybe?


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Jan 23, 2010 13:59 as a reply to  @ Lowner's post |  #8

That sounds like a poor contact on the battery maybe?

It's the same with any battery. I might try some contact cleaner on a q-tip on the camera battery terminals but my best guess is the battery door sensor which I have no means of repairing even though I'm an EE grad.


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Jan 23, 2010 18:52 |  #9

I'm guessing it's the door sensor too, I think. Definitely send it back!!

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