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Canon 400d Hi, I was using my camera with a Canon speedlite 530 mk2 flash when it just died,(camera not flash) replaced battery, removed battery, recharged battry, tried the on/off switch, left it for a couple of days etc etc etc. The camera is basically............dead. Any ideas. Best regards John

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Such symptom indicate a malfunction on the DC/DC voltage converter circuitry, and the camera has two of them located in different boards.

In order to perform a correct diagnostics and repair of it, it is necessary to open such camera and perform it by a qualified camera repair technician.

If it's under warranty, I do recommend you to send it back to make valid the warranty.

If not, then you hav the options of pay for its repair, or do it yourself if you are willing tgo open it and perform some basic diagnostics of the failure. You will needtools to do it, which includes the usage of a soldering iron.

Best regards,

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