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Canon Mark II stopped working
Dustin Snipes, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | United States | Posted: 1:28 AM on 12.03.07
->> IM CURSED! So my canon 400 2.8 stopped working yesterday and this morning (not even 24 hours later) my canon 1D Mark II decides to stop working.


I did some research but have found nothing on it.

Does anyone know what it means when the Cameras little red light (next to CF Door) on the back blinks constantly, even when the power is off. There is nothing on either screen (there blank) and the camera wont do anything. I tried changing batteries, Cf cards, and lenses.
Any help would be great!

Thanks!
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Ian L. Sitren, Photographer
Palm Springs | CA | USA | Posted: 10:03 AM on 12.03.07
->> I had that happen on a 30D. It was some "board", logic, mother, something, I just don't recall. But it will need to go in for repair. Mine was under warranty.
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Jed Strahm, Photographer, Photo Editor
Phoenix | AZ | USA | Posted: 2:00 PM on 12.03.07
->> Hey Dustin, I'm not an expert, but could it have something to do with the little mini batteries that are in the body to keep the time and stuff? I have never had to change them so I don't know what happens when they go out. That would be my first thought if it's happening even when you pull the big battery pack.
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Dennis Wierzbicki, Photographer
Plainfield | IL | USA | Posted: 6:34 PM on 12.03.07
->> Dustin,

I was going to follow the same line of reasoning as Jed. Have you tried replacing the Date/Time battery or at least taking it out, letting the camera sit overnight, then putting it back in?

Have you done a hardware reset (Press the File Size and the WB buttons under the LCD simultaneously for 2 seconds or more - at least that's what does it on the MkIIN).

Do you have an SD card in the SD card slot?

I searched my MkIIN's manual under Access Lamp (that's what the thing is called) and could only find references to memory card operations, and the fact that whenever the Access Lamp was lit or blinking, something was being written or read to/from the memory card(s).
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