20 Most Recent Canon EOS 500D / Digital Rebel T1i Digital Camera Questions & Answers


First of all, un-signed questions will attract few or no help so next time do it right.

Secondly, your camera needs service. You can't do much on your own so send it off to a service provider.

Canon EOS 500D /... | Answered on Mar 22, 2019


If it's not too cold or too hot, then probably you camera needs to be repaired.

The manual may have some added info in the troubleshoting section, just take a look.

You can find the manual for download and other info on the link bellow (and be sure you have updated the firmware):

https://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/products/cameras/digital_slr/eos_500d.aspx?type=manuals&language=

Canon EOS 500D /... | Answered on Sep 25, 2018


Which mode are you on? When you zoom in, the maximum aperture size decreases to f/5.6 in the kit lens. Sometimes it may be too dark or shutter speed too slow so the camera doesn't shoot. If you're in "P" (program) mode, full auto mode or any of the Basic Modes, the aperture/shutter is auto. In other modes (Av, M, etc) you can turn the dial on the top of the camera to adjust shutter speed to a lower number.

Canon EOS 500D /... | Answered on Sep 15, 2018


Find the function in the menu the says remove all camera setting Use this to get back to factory settings.

Canon EOS 500D /... | Answered on Sep 02, 2016


Turn your dial to the green square and try again If that doesn't work you may have to have a repair.

Canon EOS 500D /... | Answered on Sep 02, 2016


On the wheel on the top of the camera select the camera icon.

Canon EOS 500D /... | Answered on Sep 02, 2016


If you have a specific zoom lens on and it will take shots in MF manual focus but wont in AF auto focus you could have a broken ribbon connector in the lens. Try with another zoom lens if you get the same problem it could be the camera. If it works OK then the ribbon in the affected lens may need replacing.

Canon EOS 500D /... | Answered on Feb 10, 2016


hi, reset the camera, change the memory card , set the date and time

Canon EOS 500D /... | Answered on Feb 03, 2016


Camera should be sent back if you need this function. I don't think it has a setting under menu for this problem. Rich

Canon EOS 500D /... | Answered on Dec 27, 2014


Check the HDMI, mini-USB, and SD card connectors for damage. The DC/DC board is part of the front board and it comes with the battery compartment. Check front and back of board for liquid damage and impact. Check SD card slot for damage to the contacts.

Canon EOS 500D /... | Answered on Nov 29, 2014


Looking from the back of the camera, look at the sliders where the hot shoe speedlight would fit in, there should be a small pin it could bet stuck down take a very small screwdriver and move the slider down and up to release the pin. If this does not work it will have to go to Canon,

Canon EOS 500D /... | Answered on Jul 14, 2014


Does flash pop up? Does the little electronic flash symbol appear in the LCD when it charges? Really not enough info in your post.

A few thoughts:

If the flash will not pop up check the external flash detection pin in the hot shoe (located on one side under the spring, which can be popped off with a knife blade or similar). If this is stuck down the flash will not pop up because the camera thinks there is an external flash in the hot shoe.

If the flash pops up and you get an 05 error or it makes a clicking noise and you get an 05 error this usually means sticky liquid spillage around the flash. It needs to be disassembled and cleaned and the pivots lubed. Squirting WD40 on the flash WILL NOT SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. NEVER SQUIRT WD40 IN ANY CAMERA!!!!!

It the flash pops up, and the little electronic flash symbol comes on, but goes out when you push the release button it usually means the flash board is bad.

If the camera has been impacted, then either the flash tube is cracked/broken or one of the wires that goes to it or the trigger coil may be broken inside

Canon EOS 500D /... | Answered on Apr 21, 2014


There are a few possibilities, A the pins where the card inserts into the camera are damaged, or you have 2 dud cards borrow another you know works. And also insert the card that does not work and connect camera to computer and see if it connects. If nothing works its back to Mrs Canon for repairs.

Canon EOS 500D /... | Answered on Apr 21, 2014


The little blue light on the bottom of the back side of the camera is the memory access light. As long as the light is on, or is flickering, you should not open the battery cover or the memory cover. You definitely should not remove the battery or the memory card as well.
If the light is flashing, it can indicate the camera has problems accessing the memory.
If it continues, you should switch of the camera and remove the card. Then check in an external memory card reader if all pictures are still there. Get all pictures from the card and backup to a computer. Then do a format depending on the size of the card, FAT12 FAT16 or FAT32. Replace the card and let the camera format the card again.
If you do have another memory card, first save all pictures to the computer, only then put the card in your camera to check if that card works better in your camera.
If you need to recover pictures from your card, because the computer can't read them, there are enough recover programmes around on the net. Lots are free.

Canon EOS 500D /... | Answered on Jan 30, 2014


As long as it is the right card for your camera you shouldn't have a problem. Try removing it and installing a smaller card, (make sure you power down the Camera 1st).

Canon EOS 500D /... | Answered on Dec 29, 2013

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