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Camera malfunctioning in Creative Zone Modes

When is use any of the Creative Zone Modes on my Canon Rebel XTi - in Program (AE) mode, I can't change the ISO speed or the AF Mode. When I use any of the Creative Zone Modes, the picture is not displayed on the LCD screen. I have to go back to Full Auto in the Basic Zone to see the last pic taken (or any pictures on card). Also, the camera will not power down in the Creative Zone Modes, as it does after 30 sec. in the Basic Zone. At one point, I got a quick flash message "FIL" and the flash was going off once as I went from Program (AE) back to Basic. Help!

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It sounds like your firmware has become corrupted.

Visit the Canon Support Site and download the latest firmware (make sure your batteries are fully charged before replacing firmware - if the batteries go flat during the firmware over-write operation your camera will be trashed).

Posted on Apr 03, 2008

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