My 20d camera, after about a dozen shots, displays the dead battery signal. i have to disconnect the grip, blow into the battery chamber, and reconnect it. of course, to only have it happen again after another dozen shots. it has crippled my efforts with candid shots. help! ...and thanks ahead of time for anyone who has the solution.
I assume that you are using a Canon battery. I wonder what blowing into the battery chamber does? My thought is that a connector is loose or a component is overheating. Either way, I would strongly suggest that you take your camera to your nearest Canon Digital repair shop. I do hoope it is still under warranty.
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Hi the problem your having is that a component on the board isnt letting the correct power come from the battery therefore giving false reading on the batt display the huge problem you have is that they dont repair these cameras it just isnt financially worth it so unless you know how to test all components on the board the chances of getting it reapired are slim to none their isnt anything you can do as it is a board problem. If you tested the battery and this is fine then the problem is deffinately with the board. How long have you had the camera if its not long then i would get a refund as repairing is something they wont do sorry i couldnt help you any more but other experts will tell you the same
It could be that the battery itself is dead and is not accepting a charge. Try another battery, if not Try recharging it again overnight.
If a replacment battery still does not work there may be a fault with the camera. Make sure all the conectors in ths battery compartment are clean. If the camera was stored for a long time with the battery still in place you may need to take it in to a Canon dealer.
You need to have a battery pack inserted in the camera even if you are using computer USB power for webcam use. If your battery is dead, then you are out of luck. Browse battery problem section for my solution to dead battery of this camera.
So far this year we have repaired 4 Canon 20D's with this problem and it always is either the Main PCB ( the interface IC which controls the main display and which sits on the main board shuts down ) or the LCD monitor that have to be replaced so your camera has to go to Canon I am afraid ( ask for a quote as this is a relatively expensive repair ).
The fault BTW cannot be caused by using non Canon lenses.
check your firmware version and update if necessary. Usually you get the "busy" message when your camera is writing to the card and it's possible the card isn't quite right - a format should fix it. Alternatately you might try a different CF card to see if the problem goes away. Good luck!
i have yet to recieve the b-grip for my *ist so i can't tell you if i have the same problem. i do have a thought on the matter and an interest in the fix as i have a grip on order. have either or both of you upgraded to firmware 1.1? that is not listed as something the firmware update remedies. however, i understand that manufacturers often include fixes for less conspicious problems without listing them. if you haven't upgraded it's worth a shot, you have nothing to loose as long as you use FRESH batteries. hope i helped. have fun shooting.
The cable connector on the *istD looks fairly flimsy to me and I am willing to bet it is not designed nor will it last as many insertion cycles as the CF card socket, also the CF card is much more tightly aligned less chance to damage contacts by inserting at an angle, near impossible.
Any card reader is faster that using the cable, the cable is only USB1.
You say you are lazy, but gee whiz you must be vey patient waiting for images to download via the cable at USB1 rates.