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HELP 350d still not turning on/screen not working

Hey guys, I'm having a weird problem with my Canon 350d ... when I turn it on, sometimes the CF red light comes on and stays on, sometimes just the battery indicator LCD bit comes on, and sometimes it seems to work OK.   
Whenever it works OK, I can focus and take a photo, but the CF light then stays on as if it is constantly trying to write the photo to the card.  
I have tried removing the battery and the backup battery, and have checked the CF card (no photos are being written).  Any ideas, or do you think it's fecked?I am unable to get the screen to turn on (even in the menu functions) and hence I am unable to select shoot w/o card and take any photos.  On the relatively few occasions that the camera starts up, the autofocus works correctly, the shutter seems to be working OK, but then after releasing the shutter, the camera gets stuck with the CF light on, and the number of shots remaining flashing constantly.  I tried this yesterday and after about 2 hours the light was still on so I removed both batteries.  I have tried formatting the card and even after getting stuck taking a photo, no data is written to it

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  • mail278 Feb 10, 2009

    Yeah, tried all of that ... thanks for your help.  Send it off to Canon maybe?

  • mail278 Feb 10, 2009

    £175 - they must be off their heads!  Thanks for your help John!

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Hmmm... doesn't sound too good does it? Have you tried another CF card? I know you said it doesn't work even without a card but...

Also one last thing to try is to tkae out both batteries, the main one and the slim watch style backup battery that sits right next to the main one under the cover labelled CR2016. Leave them both out for an hour and see what happens. NOTE this will probably reset your camera to factory defaults and may reset the photo numbering counter back to zero. Worth a try?

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

  • John LeFebvre Feb 10, 2009

    Canon charge approx £175 for a service (so I've heard), it would be cheaper to buy another 350D from your favourite auction site or maybe even try for a 400D. Good luck.

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