Question about Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

2 Answers

Hot and cold..

Hello all,

I have had my 350d now for a couple of year, and am currently traveling the globe.. So far I have clicked away a good 45 thousand shots on it.

But in the last week i have noticed a rather strange issue,

When shooting on any setup (manual or automatic etc), the action of the "menu" and "set" button gets muddled up, i.e. if you click "set" the function of the "menu" button occurs, so you see the menu screen.

Then when you select either "menu", or "set" to exit or action a field (AEB, White Balance, Parameters etc) the camera simply refreshes the menu, rather than action what each button should do. "Menu" to return to shooting, and "set" to pull of the field.

But this is the really weird thing and has taken me a couple of days to figure out, the problem disappears when i'm in an air conditioned room, such as most of the internet cafes i have been visiting to upload photos etc.

Then after returning to the fairly humid outside the issue resurfaces (2/3hrs after leaving).

humidity I feel is going to be the problem, but it's only popped up in the last week, and i've been on the Indian subcontinent now for well over 4 months.

and if it is a track on the circuit board that's fizz'd, why does it return in air-con'd environments.

I presume that this is going to be a servicing repaired issue, but any of your thoughts would be appreciated.
John

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 797 Answers

PaulMo's post is a very good possiblity.

Try this:
Reset ALL in the menu, if this camera has one.
That may reset the system, like resetting the bios in a computer.

If that does not work, it may be that some problems need to be attended by a professional camera repairman.

The hot-cold is bothering me in that it sounds like a similar problem which happens in many point and shoot cameras made with Sony CCDs. The connectors became corroded, and caused a lot of problems.
Here is a link to that: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&keycode=2112&fcategoryid=221&modelid=8776
I know that it is not a ccd problem, but if this is a Canon camera, you can get help at the 800 number. BTW Canon has a "trade in" program to give a refurbished camera for your broken one. For many this can be a real help. Some other companies have similar programs.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,027 Answers

The keys are like those on a TV remote - conductive rubber contacts.Those can wear out over time, or get oils behind them. The camera should be sent in for cleaning.

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Vt holden commodore brake lights dont work


There could be a couple of reason why your brake lights are not working these are all common faults.

1.first remove the brake lens and check globes.
2.Next check the globe socket as they tend to get hot and the plastic housing brakes away so the globes don't connect.
3.get a test light and check for power.
4.if everything is ok then I would be replacing the brake light switch under the dash that makes contact with brake pedal.

good luck

Nov 09, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

Tip

Get Weather Difference, Currency and Exchange Rate On Symbian Mobiles While...


All those business travelers who keep on hopping and popping from one part of the globe to another on official tours, must have always needed some of the basic informations like the whether difference, currency exchange rate, time gap, etc between the place they are at currently and the place they will be visiting. To help those busy souls with these crucial figures, is the task of a freeware Symbian app World Traveler v1.05.

World Traveler is a breakthrough open platform application developed by Psiloc that is aimed to make a business traveler’s life easier. The currently released version offers four basic features:
  • Weather – a five day weather forecast and current conditions for around 2200 most popular travel locations worldwide.
  • World Clock – four analog or digital clocks which show local time at four cities of your choice simultaneously.
  • Currencies – automatic currency converter which uses local exchange rates. The currencies plug-in supports daily closing values of 184 exchange rates.
  • World Map – a moving 3D globe which shows day and night zones, My City and any city selected by the user.

on Mar 03, 2010 | Cell Phones

1 Answer

Good day, i am using a data traveler 200 64 gb and file table currently raw and unable to format or convert the file system


Hello moolmijl

May i know what Operating System are you using? Like: WindowsXP, Windows 7, Vista.
If its windows operating system, then follow this steps:

1) Insert your Data Traveler
2) Go to your My Computer
3) Look for your Data Traveler from that window
4) Right Click your Data Traveler
5) Look for FORMAT thingy in that dropdown
6) Click Format
7) Choose the File System into Fat32
8) Check the Quick Format

Then wait for it. Then Your Good to go.

Update me about it.

Cheers
dontput

Nov 15, 2010 | Kingston Technologies 512MB DataTraveler I...

1 Answer

Hello, Hot to very warm water comes out of the regular COLD water faucets throughout the house for about 45 seconds whenever the COLD water faucets are opened. I suspect that the thermostatic...


Yes the mixing valves do wear and give out........I had to put a micron filter in the input line to the hot water tank and solved the promlem for around 8 tears now. knock on wood....Hope this helps.

Aug 12, 2010 | Home

1 Answer

2004 Accord; aftermarket headlamp blows


Is the globe blowing from overcharging ,vibration,excessive heat or poor quality globes.Take the globe to a auto electrician and they may be able to identify cause.The globe is easy to fit in upside down and if not seated properly can overheat.Alternators are starting to fail on these vehicles also,no aftermarket parts or alternators are available as of yet.Around $1400 for one from Honda.The most likely cause is poor quality globes or loose in globe holder.Fit brands such as Phillips or Tungsram.
Good Luck!!

Feb 12, 2010 | 2004 Honda Accord

1 Answer

Rear hatch will not stay open when weather is cold, temps below 45 affect the vacuum on the rear hatch. works fine in warm weather


Those little shocks are gas charged, thus pressure increases in hot, and decreases in cold. Over the years they tend to seep, or leak a bit, thus, only work good in warm/hot weather. They have replacement ones at autoparts stores, and shouldn't be too expensive.

Dec 04, 2009 | 1999 Jeep Cherokee

1 Answer

Drivers side power window won't go up


sounds like the cable mount may have broken or the base mount dislodged-without pulling trim off and having a look we cant be sure-but the clicking is a good sign-meens the motor running ok-my jeep has a similar problem and i got away with very little cost to repair-couple of bits of wire and a couple of tech screws and by resitting the runners that probably have popped out-a bodgey thats lasted 4 years so far

Jul 13, 2009 | 1998 Ford Taurus

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera Logo

53 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

TC CAMERA REPAIR.Com...

Level 2 Expert

165 Answers

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

1814 Answers

Are you a Canon Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...