I cant get my Digital Rebel XT to power up. The CF pins all look good, the battery shows it has power before it went dead I took the CF card out to read it in my computer card slot. Charged the battery installed the card turned it on, nothing? could the little disk looking battery being dead cause this? Can I diagnose the problem some how before sending it to canon?
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One of more of the CF pins inside your camera are bent over. This is very common. The solution is to remove the main circuit and replace the bent/broken pins. Most repair shops will charge between $150-$200 to fix this.
Check that the pins in the camera that connect to the CF card are clean and not bent. You will probably need a good light and a magnifying glass to see into the card slot. If you can see a pin that is bent you could try straigtening it. BEWARE- turn off camera and use a non conducting "stick" ie cocktail or toothpick. Not sure for a Canon but a colleague paid £40 for a new pin assembly for a Nikon with similar problem.
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Joe, this happened to me, just tonight... I got a new CF card and stuck it in, turned it on and one CF card flash. Completely dead from there. I found one of the CF card pins bent over, shorted out the socket and blew the mainboard fuse. I took the camera apart, found the fuse (labelled K) about under the set button area) I bridged the fuse with a bit of solder, straightened out the pin in the socket, put it all back together and it's working fine. The fuse is under the right side shield cover, it's labelled with a letter K. There is another fuse on the power inlet board (below the shutter button) and it's labelled 'P'...
Ok here is the issues with the Canon 300D digital Rebel XT model of
camera. First issue bent pins or broken pins the CF card reader on this
camera is Surface mounted soildered onto the bottom half of the
mainboard a large ammount of disasimboly is required. After removing
the mainboard next you need is a desolder rework station. to carefully
remove the CF card reader from the mainboard one messup and it might be
easier to replace the mainboard. Sometimes. next issue is the power
issue if you have no bent pins or missing pins, and the battery door is
pushing on the door closure switch and the memory card door is pusting
on its door closure switch then most likely you issue is 1 of 3 fuses
underneath the power switch. these switches are the size of a few
grains of salt very very small.I charge 150.00 to change the fuses and
225.00 to replace the CF card reader as long as none of the traces are
damaged. if they are damaged the main board would need to be replaced
and it is around 250.00 + depending on the parts cost at the time. If
your good at soldering go for it. if not then let the experts do it.
The error 02 can come up when there is CF card problem : card not seated properly , card takes too long to come on line from the cameras point of view or if one of the the pins inside CF card chamber is faulty.