UTA_flyinghigh
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20D Teething Problems / Firmware Update

Wed Oct 06, 2004 4:45 pm

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
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QANTAS077
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RE: 20D Teething Problems / Firmware Update

Wed Oct 06, 2004 5:11 pm

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.
 
pepef
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RE: 20D Teething Problems / Firmware Update

Wed Oct 06, 2004 5:49 pm

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-
 
chris78cpr
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RE: 20D Teething Problems / Firmware Update

Wed Oct 06, 2004 8:26 pm

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
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Dehowie
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RE: 20D Teething Problems / Firmware Update

Thu Oct 07, 2004 8:56 am

Mine's going great thanks with the onboard firmware thanks!!
Super camera.
Darren
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QANTAS077
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RE: 20D Teething Problems / Firmware Update

Thu Oct 07, 2004 10:36 am

darren,
what firmware version are you operatinig?
 
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RE: 20D Teething Problems / Firmware Update

Thu Oct 07, 2004 12:46 pm

so now you have a camera that you will never change the lens on, for fear it might go tits up  Confused
 
Dehowie
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RE: 20D Teething Problems / Firmware Update

Thu Oct 07, 2004 4:53 pm

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
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QantasA332
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RE: 20D Teething Problems / Firmware Update

Fri Oct 08, 2004 1:47 am

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
 
ckw
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RE: 20D Teething Problems / Firmware Update

Fri Oct 08, 2004 4:43 am

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
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QANTAS077
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RE: 20D Teething Problems / Firmware Update

Fri Oct 08, 2004 10:20 am

how does a 13-15 y/o afford a 20D?  Wink/being sarcastic colin, where can i get the firmware u/g?
 
melflyer
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RE: 20D Teething Problems / Firmware Update

Fri Oct 08, 2004 10:48 am

Should be able to access it from this link Monty.

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

Cheers
 
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RE: 20D Teething Problems / Firmware Update

Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:44 am

done with no hitches, thanks guys.

 
UTA_flyinghigh
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RE: 20D Teething Problems / Firmware Update

Sat Oct 09, 2004 1:43 am

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

Will
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RE: 20D Teething Problems / Firmware Update

Wed Oct 13, 2004 8:40 am

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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