BA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2190 posts, RR: 7 Posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3086 times:
I have a feeling that this is bad
Was using the D30 around the house with my 28-105 which is brand new, taking pictures of the cats. Everything was normal until i started to use the flash, clicked the button, the flash popped up and then i took he picture. Did this twice or thrice.
Now i have a blinking "Error 80" message on the LCD of the D30. Could anyone shed some light to what its implying? I have a sneaky feeling its not good, and if it isnt then bang goes Saturday at Heathrow, which i was REALLY looking forward to
Jon01 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3052 times:
This error occurs in the following conditions.
1) When the EOS D30's self-check system detects that the shutter has not been fully charged (ready to shoot).
2) When the EOS D30's self-check system detects that the shutter operation sequence has not been completed correctly.
3) When the built-in flash cannot be recharged after the E-TTL preflash but before the main exposure. Try clearing the error by turning the main power switch OFF and then back ON. If this does not solve the problem, have the EOS D30 examined by a qualified service technician.
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3050 times:
Henry, if push comes to shove, as a last resort switch the camera off, take out the main battery AND the smaller battery in the bottom of the camera, and leave them out for a while. Then install them both again. This will mean you'll have to reset all your custom settings and preferences (because the small battery preserves all your settings), but its the only way you can do a total reset of the camera. If that doesn't solve the problem, then sadly you're going to have to be talking to Canon.
Dazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5514 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2830 times:
I had the error 81 JUST after I bought a used camera off ebay. It had to do with the shutter (which ended up being replaced). Might be a good thing to have Canon look at it and maybe get it cleaned too.