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20D Teething Problems / Firmware Update  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2686 times:

Hey all,

After changing the lens on my 20D on Monday, the mirror got stuck in the upright position and "Err 99" appeared on the LCD screen.
After a day of fiddling around (removing batteries, restting camera, trying on other lenses, etc...), the mirror suddenly went back to its original position. Now it seems to work fine (that 70/200 will now stay on that camera and not move an inch), but what exactly happened ?
From dpreview, it appears that there are a number of issues with the 20d, which prompted Canon to issue a new firmware version (already !). Now the catch, it seems that the new firmware "fried" a number of cameras.
Any information on this would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Will


Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
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User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5854 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2650 times:

i've not had this problem as of yet, had no error99 with my 20D, so i'm happy to just let her work for me.


a true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes, while everyone else believes the smile on your face.
User currently offlinePepef From Finland, joined Oct 2002, 440 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

I also heard the 1.04 version was buggy. The camera locked up completely after installing the new firmware.

The firmware update service is "not available temporarily".

http://web.canon.jp/Imaging/eos20d/eos20d_firmware-e.html

-Pepef-


User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2819 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2596 times:

I take anything dpreview says with a pinch of salt! There are some real a**s holes on there!

The firmware has been generally succesfull however the odd one or two people have had problems but canon has stated that these are down to user error when installing!

Chris



5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
User currently offlineDehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1057 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2497 times:

Mine's going great thanks with the onboard firmware thanks!!
Super camera.
Darren



2EOS1DX,EF14.2.8LII,17TS,85/1.2,16-35L,24-70LII,24L,70-200F2.8LII,100-400,300/400/500/800L
User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5854 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

darren,
what firmware version are you operatinig?



a true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes, while everyone else believes the smile on your face.
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9623 posts, RR: 68
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2459 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

so now you have a camera that you will never change the lens on, for fear it might go tits up  Confused

User currently offlineDehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1057 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2415 times:

Just got back from taking shots and changed the lens 5 times with no problems whatsoever.
Got a couple of real nice shots which will hopefully filter through sooner or later.
Mont i am on firmware 1.0.2
Seeya
Dazz



2EOS1DX,EF14.2.8LII,17TS,85/1.2,16-35L,24-70LII,24L,70-200F2.8LII,100-400,300/400/500/800L
User currently offlineQantasA332 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1500 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2356 times:

Same deal here - plenty of lens changes, but my new 20D is still running beautifully with the original firmware, V1.0.2. What a great cam!

Cheers,
QantasA332


User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 731 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2327 times:

Canon has released a new firmware version - 1.05 - as well as an apology for the previous release which apparently did kill some cameras.

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5854 posts, RR: 40
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2300 times:

how does a 13-15 y/o afford a 20D?  Wink/being sarcastic colin, where can i get the firmware u/g?


a true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes, while everyone else believes the smile on your face.
User currently offlineMELflyer From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 9 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

Should be able to access it from this link Monty.

http://web.canon.jp/Imaging/eos20d/eos20d_firmware-e.html

Cheers


User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5854 posts, RR: 40
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

done with no hitches, thanks guys.




a true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes, while everyone else believes the smile on your face.
User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

Thanks for the link guys, as for the 20D...
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy DUB is all mine lol...

Will



Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
User currently offlineQantasA332 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1500 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

How does a 13-15 y/o afford a 20D?

Heaps of saving!! That and the fact that my brother is splitting it with me, and my very gracious parents are helping to fund it as well!

Cheers,
QantasA332


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