Question about Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

1 Answer

This camera was working fine, no issues whatsoever, then it just stopped responding (as if the battery were flat). I've tried various batteries and a mains power cord and sadly it remains completely unresponsive. The mirror appears to be up (not in it's default position) which I'm sure is an associated or cause of the problem...?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • 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.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,197 Answers

Camera power 'off'' - remove battery and clean the contacts (shiney metal strips) on the battery. Now remove lens and clean the lens contacts also. put a cap on the camera (no lens) Reinstall the charged battery and turn on the camera. It should start up. If so, turn it back off and reinstall the lens.

Also ensure the battery cover and CF card slot covers are both
closing and latching correctly The camera won't operate if it thinks
either cover is open.

Try taking the card out and switching on the camera.
One of the start up tasks is to check the card and if the card fails those checks, the camera won't start.
Especially if the last thing you had the camera do was a card operation.

The card is protected against the camera being switched off when being written to as the camera will finish before shutting down, but pulling the battery is a definite no-no.

As the manual says...
"Never do the following when the access lamp is lit or blinking. Such actions may destroy the image data. It may also damage the CF card or camera.
*Shaking or banging the camera around.
*Opening the CF slot cover.
*Removing the battery."

There are sensors on the battery and memory card doors. Make sure those doors are closed and the contacts are not corroded. If that's not the case it may be the card, or even the battery. If that's not the case then it will need to get looked at by Canon.

also try connecting the camera to a computer. Sometimes that can help.

Your camera should power on without a card in it, try that as well.
Neither is the lens required to power the camera, take it off too.

If all that fails, CPU board could be broke because of heavy lens on the camera and the mode dial is somewhat poorly placed. See if there's any play or movement in the dial that isn't normal. Wiggle it, turn to a different mode, press it down gently (don't cause more damage if that's what is wrong).

If all the above fails at this point it would be a better option to have it serviced.

Good luck with your Fix
Thank you for using Fixya

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

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:

2 Answers

I cant charge my nikon coolpix s6150


Hi, that happened to mine too but I found out that there was nothing wrong with either the camera or the battery. Simply put it, the charger that came with the camera is not capable of charging the battery up after it has been totally drained. Thus, I bought a charger to charge my battery separately and now it works totally fine.

Dec 12, 2012 | Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Camileo P10 charging problem


I had the same problem with the P10 not charging via USB, I purchased mine second hand so it came with no charger. I assumed it would charge by the USB cable but it did not, the red light flashes but doesn't charge. Luckily I have an external battery charger for a different camera i got some years ago that takes a similar battery , the P10 battery didn't fit properly so I had to place it at a 45 degree angle into the charger making sure the outer contacts were lined up properly and taped it into place. After an hour it was fully charged and the camera is working fine. The charger is a 4.2 volt charger. New external chargers can be picked up on ebay cheaply

Jul 04, 2012 | Toshiba Camileo P10 Flash Media Camcorder

1 Answer

My dvd player is not responding to my remote RMT-D187A the dvd player is fine and will play dvd's but the it's not responding to the remote-I've changed the batteries....there is no way to...


To make sure the remote works or not. See if it blinks if you shoot the pointy end to a mobile phone in camera mode. If it's working fine there, some other issue. At least you know if it's a battery thing.

May 08, 2011 | Sony Televison & Video

1 Answer

Photosmart R727 charging blinks never stop, camera never responds


Remove the battery, connect the camera to the charger and try the camera. If it works, it means you need a new battery.

Jan 04, 2010 | HP Photosmart R707 Digital Camera

2 Answers

I am trying to charge the battery. The charger is flashing a red light and the battery won't seem to charge. Placed it in the camera just in case, and it won't turn on.


Well, with my Nikon, the light flashes to show the battery is charging. It stays on when it's charged. My battery and spare battery are 2 years old and working fine. I'd say wait till it stops flashing...hour or 2 in my case, though I never let them run down all the way.

Jun 28, 2009 | Cameras

1 Answer

Camera does not respond


I suggest you open the battery compartment and check the connections on the battery. It may be that they are a little dirty, preventing proper electrical connection, in which case you can clean them with a little cotton bud and perhaps some methylated spitits.

Mar 15, 2009 | Casio Exilim EX-Z50 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Aoutofocus stopped working


Start off with the simple things, does it work with another lens, is the AF/M switch in the correct postion for autofocus (AF), are the batteries good.

If all of the above are in order it maybe either the DC/DC converter on the bottom of the camera, this supplies power to various parts of the circuit. or it could be the motor drive transistors, these are located under the front cover and are located where you finger tips rest on the right hand side as you hold the camera.

Both these items are not really user changeable and I know the DC/DC units have not been available new for many years now.

I suggest you have a look for a friendly camera repair shop to pin point the exact cause.

You will have to keep in mind the age of the camera 23 years old parts are a big issue

Sep 06, 2008 | Minolta Maxxum 7000 35mm SLR Camera

2 Answers

Keyboard not responding


Solution. My wireles keyboard stopped working except for the F-Lock key, the Media key and the sleep key. It wasn't batteries, even though I tried, communication was there because the above keys were working. Remove the batteries from your keyboard and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Press the red connect button a few times and other various keys every few minutes during that time. This may be the whole "capacitor discharge" trick, but I tired that with someone elses instructions and my keyboard did not work after 2 minutes of key pressing. I think it just needed more time to clear out the secure settings. Good luck, I was about to trash this keyboard until I tried again

Nov 26, 2007 | Elite Logitech Media Keyboard(KB9675590403

1 Answer

Camera no longer turns on.


Try polishing the battery contacts in the cover try ditt in the bottom of compartment with a cotton bud -or time for next camera

May 09, 2007 | Samsung Digimax 370 Digital Camera

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

Related Topics:

59 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

168 Answers

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

1921 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...