When I plug the memerory card into camera I get a error CF,I noticed when I looked down to where the card pluggs into the camera, two of the small wires were broken off and laying in the bottom of camera so I took them out,if I need to take it to a repair shop or send it back to canon,to get it fixed?where would be a canon repair place in my area? or what department do I send it to at Canon?I live in illinois 61548
thanks for any help you may have,roger seckler
On the other hand, you can return to the store and say 'I broke my cf-card plug with a crappy cf-card, can you have my camere fixed" they'll answer yes of course and charge you big bucks since this part is soldered directly on the board of the camera and you'll need a brand new board.
I would also recommend you carefully check all your cf cards to find which one caused the pins to bend and to trash it right away.
ps, ask for how much it will cost you to have it repaired since it may cost you more than the actual value of the camera. I don't recomment disasembling the camera by yourself, this will void any sort of warranty you may have and you won't be able to fix this anyway, you need a new cf adapter or a new board.
Just call up Cannon and be like "hey, you sent me a broken camera"... they'll ask you to send it back... and then they'll send a new one to you... If they DONT... then complain and ask to talk to their manager... because the product was damaged when you got it... or... you could just take it back to the store... get your money back, and ask for another one...
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1.Remove the battery, lens and CF card. Allow the camera to sit without power for 20 minutes and then reinsert a fully charged battery.
2.Turn the camera on and push the shutter button as if you were taking a picture.
3. If you don't get the error message reattach the lens and insert the CF card.
4. Check the below canon eos 20d service manual link: http://goo.gl/YtVLQR
it will help you to save a lot of money
Hope it helps, Thanks
Look closely at the cf pins inside of the camera. They are usually the problem when you get that error message. I am a Canon repair tech and have fixed three today alone this is a common thing. Look closely at the cf card eject button as well. Sometimes that comes loose and then the card will not seat properly! If you want I can take some pics of what they should look like with the mainboard out of the camera so you can get a idea of what they look like when they are bent and not bent and post them.
The E99 message usually ends up being a shutter box that needs to be replaced. The 1D shutter box should be good for 100,000 images or more, you can probably find the estimated lifespan on Google somewhere.
If you can"t save pics to the CF card then you might have a bent or broken pin on your CF card reader. Look down into the CF slot, does it look ok?
We are an online digital camera repair shop but we haven't done any 1D cameras before.
ouch ...look inside the camera where the CF plugs in .. you may have a bent pin ... some CF cards have a nice lead in taper so it centers the pins as you plug it in .. but some have hardly any taper (no idea why they make some this way) .. if the pin is off just a little with such cards then it bends the pin ... you might see a mark on the CF connector where the pin hit ... also if the card is forced in backwards or out of position you can bend pins ... i have one really nice camera that has 12 missing or bent pins .. someone tried to plug in an adapter that was poorly made (over and over) backwards and forwards .. that camera is spare parts now ..
Hi Jeff The problem with your camera is very common with that darn old CF port. the bad news is that the cf card is soldered on to the main board and if that pin moves back just a hair it can come disconnected from the main board. And if it happen to rip up one of the connectors than your in a world of hurt. I repair these all the time and it could be as simple as soldering the pin back on the board "lets hope" I charge $90.00 to do that. but if your really good with a micro soldering iron and some good flux you can disassemblesolider and reassemble the camera in about a hour or two. If the entire socket has to be replaced you are looking at about 185.00 or if you have a de solider / rework station and about two hours and do not rip up one of those post. main board replacement will run you about 250.00 to 300.00 give or take a little just depends on how much a board is. If you want me to repair this for you let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sounds like a corrupt format on the Compact Flash card.
Take the bettery out, then the CF card. Put the battery back in but don't put the CF card in. Switch the camera on and see if you get a different error on the screen. If you get something like 'Missing card' then the camera is OK.
You will probably have to plug the CF card into a PC/Mac via a card reader to see if you can reformat it. If it doesn't work I'm afraid it will need replacing.