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Canon XT powers on then dies

Camera suddenly started doing this after approx 18 mths of use.  Tried all the usual troubleshooting--swapped cf cards, batteries, lenses, etc.   Battery is fully charged, camera boots up, but as soon as you depress shutter button to focus/meter it dies and the lcd flashes the battery not charged error icon. Ritz camera told me it was probably a bad battery sensor and they could "probably" fix it for $250 or I could send it to Canon, wait for months, and pay at least double...

ideas? Some have said to just trash it. Any help would be most appreciated.
TKS

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  • bibblybot Jun 10, 2008

    Thanks a lot or your reply.  Someday I'll get around to getting it fixed...

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Your looking at a bad DC/DC board. Probably about $250 repair. I wouldn't trash it. as it is still a good camera.

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