I recently purchased a Canon Digital XTi, and sometimes when I turn the camera switch to OFF, the green power light stays on but the camera appears to be off. this happens even when I do not have any pictures being written to the memory card. Conversely, when I turn the camera ON, the the camera appears to turn on, but the LCD screen will not turn on. Any possible solutions? I am new to the digital SLR world, so I am wondering if I am doing something wrong.
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Re: Camera stays on
This sounds like a systemic problem. (responding to 3 different inquiries with similar complaints) the light stays on when writing to mem to warn/prevent you from losing images which happens from premature power down actions. in this case you have signs that the mother boards are bad. call canon for advice,but i am sure they will instruct you to ship them for service. aside from damaging your camera, it does not sound like a user interaction issue. good luck mark
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Generally a fuse blows on these, on the DC/DC converter (psu ) board. This is situated on the front of the camera, fairly easy to get at just involves undoing loads of screws!! The fuse is marked "K", replace or short out with a thin piece of wire. May be caused by changing lenses with the power on, but not sure.
Watch for the charged flash capacitor though!!
Had this problem with mine.
Might seem obvious but check that the green light on the charging unit showed that the battery was fully charged before you put it in the camera. Make sure that the memory card is fully seated in the slot. If ok then either the charger is not charging or the on/off switch is faulty.
Turn off the camera and remove the batteries. Then try to close the flash by pushing it down lightly. If it still won't remain closed, your camera is faulty and you should bring it back for a repair/replace.
Hope this helps,
"Live View", where you can see and compose your picture on the LCD, was not available on any digital SLR before 2007 (the Rebel XTi came out in late 2006). So you need to compose your picture using the optical viewfinder, take your picture, and the picture shows up on the LCD after you've taken it.
But it's still faster than having to wait until the film is developed. :-)
This definitely looks like an issue with the Camera. I suggest contacting the Camera Tech Support immediately and request them to send the Camera to the service center. There are more Canon Rebel XTi owners, including me have experienced no-power issues albeit not exactly similar. More discussed here: http://www.fixya.com/support/t270989-xti_wont_power_up
I also do not think that any user action can fix this issue. Just call the tech support, and they may say that they never heard of this issue, please point them to this thread. Good luck.