I have a serious issue with a EOS 1D Mk II;
yesterday i was working with that camera and a couple of lenses (frequently switching); one of those was a 70-200 IS.
Suddenly the AF stops working, along with the shutter release and all the leds within the viewfinder.
On the top screen was blinking the "Err 01" code; I thought it to be a lens/body communication issue; but even dismantling and mounting back the lens, the problem was still there.
Tried to clean the contacts. Nothing
Turned Off/on the camera, removed the battery. Nothing.
Changed the lens, tried to release the shutter without any lens. Nothing again
There was a lot of discussion of this when the Mk II was new. Many people "fixed" it doing just the things you did. Also, some reported that mounting the lens on another camera "fixed" it.
IIRC, in the end it ended up being a lens issue. IS module. Canon can repair.
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The first thought I had come to mind was the shutter has failed but, the Canon 1D MK II shutter is capable of 150,000 actuation. If you feel this is not possible then another thing you may want to look into is the memory card needing to be cleared of pictures and formatted in the camera, always format your memory cards in the camera. The Canon 1D MK II has two memory card slots it is possible to have one card undersized and it's run out of space, the camera will not automatically shift to the unused card it needs to be done manually through the small screen on the back. This just happened to me while in a portrait shoot the battery died to the point it wouldn't even show the setting on the top LCD screen or the viewfinder. I replaced the battery and continued to shooting. The camera had been set on RAW but after the battery failure it began shooting RAW+ s jpg. If you had the camera set for jpg images and the battery failed as it did mine then it's entirely possible that the camera defaulted to small jpg files. Okay last suggestion and possible the most important. The Canon 1D MK II with original firmware installed is capable of working with a 4gig memory card Compact Flash or SD, if you have installed a larger card and just attempted to shoot with it without formatting, the camera will refuse to cooperate. If this is the case and you have installed a 8gig memory card(s) for example first try to format the card and if this failes then you need to go to the Canon site download the updated firmware for that camera and do an update. Everything will be good after you do this, when I did the update for mine there were seven updates one of which corrected the limitations on the memory card size. If the lens contacts are dirty and the camera is getting poor information from the lens you would I think receive a code 99 so not receiving any code of fault I'd say it's the card.
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.
By the way are these RAW images? What type of lense are you actually using, check this
EOS-1Ds Mark III EOS-1D Mark III EOS-1D Mark II N EOS-1Ds Mark II EOS-1D Mark II EOS-1Ds EOS-1D EOS 5D EOS 40D EOS 30D EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi/EOS 450D EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi/EOS 400D DIGITAL Compatible Lenses EF 14mm f/2.8L USM EF 28-70mm f/2.8L USM EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM EF 20mm f/2.8 USM EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 EF 24mm f/1.4L USM EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM EF 28mm f/1.8 USM EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM EF 35mm f/1.4L USM EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM EF 50mm f/1.2L USM EF 70-200mm f/4L USM EF 50mm f/1.4 USM EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM EF 85mm f/1.2L USM EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM EF 135mm f/2L USM EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM EF 200mm f/2.8L USM EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 USM EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM EF 17-35mm f/2.8L USM EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II USM EF 17-40mm f/4L USM EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM -
Canon Vista compatible software now available
...with added support for some cameras, but not older ones. Go here:
and navigate to your camera model and select "Drivers/Software" link.
RAW Codec for Vista and updates to Zoombrowzer and DPP are available for the following:
EOS-1Ds Mark II, EOS-1D Mark III, EOS-1D Mark II N, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS 5D, EOS 30D, EOS 20D, EOS 400D DIGITAL, EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi, EOS Kiss Digital X, EOS 350D DIGITAL, EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT, EOS Kiss Digital N