Hi to all! Sorry my englisch is not perfect I'm from Italy!
Got a big problem with the LCD-Monitor of my Canon EOS 20d. The Monitor is completely dead, the camera itself works as ever. Had some custom functions working as the LCD went out, then it came back for some minutes and I immediately removed them (for example mirror up), so now I can normally take pictures. But as I do a lot of Macro I need the "Mirror Up" Custom Function. Now the LCD is completely dead and always black. When I press the "Menu"-Button or "Play", nothing happens and the LCD remains black.
Maybe this happened because I tried a lens of a friend of mine, a Voightlaender for EOS, and now there is a short circuit or something. Hope there is an easy solution as in 3 weeks time I'm heading to Florida for vacation and I always shot an enourmos amount of fotos!
Please help!!! Thanx
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Re: EOS 20D - LCD dead??
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.
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Hello, if you have problems with your canon eos 20d you can download the service manual from the below link you will find there useful information like disassembly, troublehooting, repair Canon EOS 20D Service Manual Download link: http://goo.gl/EIsEb Good luck.
1.Remove the battery, lens and CF card. Allow the camera to sit without power for 20 minutes and then reinsert a fully charged battery.
2.Turn the camera on and push the shutter button as if you were taking a picture.
3. If you don't get the error message reattach the lens and insert the CF card.
4. Check the below canon eos 20d service manual link: http://goo.gl/YtVLQR
it will help you to save a lot of money
Hope it helps, Thanks
Check to make sure that you don't have it set on continuous. Check the lcd display and see if the shutter icon showing a mulitple as opposed to single frame image. You should be able to choose between single, mulitiple and timed shutter releases...
The autofocus mechanism on some lenses can be damaged if you manually focus while the camera is attempting to autofocus. Basically, you would be working against the motor and gears.
There is no need to download software before using the camera, however, I would suggest going to Canon's website and downloading the firmware upgrades for it. Here's the link:
Canon 20D Firmware Download
Hope this helps!
Prior to models made in 2007 or later, no SLR camera (film or digital) was able to let you compose the picture before shooting it other than through the optical viewfinder. SLRs are different in this respect from compact digital cameras. You will only be able to review your pictures on the LCD after they are taken.
I too have a Canon 20D and receive the same message. Zoombrowser works fine with my Canon G3, so the way I get around this problem is by using the other software that came with the 20D called EOS Viewer. This software will download your images every time. You might try sending a note to Canon's support team on the Canon website. They are very quick to respond to all questions and they can probably respond to this question too.