Question about Canon Digital Rebel XT / EOS 350D Body only Digital Camera

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I've had my camera for about 3 years now and have never had any problems until a couple of weeks ago. When I turned the camera on, it forced me to reset date/time and would occasionally show aperture 00 and not take a picture. Turning the camera off and then on again, or removing and replacing the battery temporarily took care of the problem. Now I am getting the ERR 01 and can not take pics at all, regardless of which lens I use or whether I am using the IS option. I've tried cleaning the contacts but this does not seem to help. Any suggestions?

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  • jns_knox Jun 26, 2009

    Thanks for the response. I should have mentioned a couple of things in the previous posting. I am using the Canon Battery Pack that comes with the camera. Also, I have set the date/time, but still get the ERR 01. Then when I remove and replace the battery it forces me to reset date/time again. I just thought that was odd because I never had to reset the date/time in the past. Maybe it is time to replace the battery.

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Try getting new trusted brand batteries like duracell, And also if it forces you to change the D/T just change it. Also try getting a new memory card. (trusted brand). If none of this works then there might be a prob. Maybe someone dropped it. Try asking the company 2.

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I have somewhat of a solution. im having the same problem with my XT. ive owned it for about 5 years now, it was working fine until about 4 months ago. now 70% of the time it wont focus or shoot.
oddly enough i found that if i shoot with a cable release (about $5 on eBay) it works every time.

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