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Canon T2i freeze

The Camera allows me to take a picture but when I click the view button the camera screen immediately goes black, the red light turns on and the only way i am able to power the camera down is by removing the battery (red light stays on even after switching to off). I assumed it had something to do w/ the memory card so I bought a new one, reformatted it and same problem. My firmware is up to date and I reset all the camera settings. Same problem. I've scoured the canon forums and have seen people describing the exact same problem but I was unable to find a solution. I really don't know what to do.

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This is a common "glitch" of the motherboard on that model or series camera from Canon. either send it back for the motherboard replacement (not a repair, a replacement) if still under warranty or simply get the board on line and do it yourself, which if you ask me, it is a pretty messy and difficult job. I rather build a PC from scratch!!

Posted on Nov 18, 2013

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    Alex Nov 18, 2013

    Thanks for the reply. Any tips for a guy who's never replaced a motherboard before? If it requires soldering I might be in over my head...

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Remove the SD card from the camera. Slide the tiny switch on the side of the card to its other "unlocked" position. Reinsert the card in the camera. But if you've already tried this, see this link for additional things that you can try.
 

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Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ... Unfortunately, many cameras that fall prey to this can only be corrected by professional repair. But, here are some things that you can do that may correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try:

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