trvyyz
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Digital Rebel Question.

Sat Jan 01, 2005 3:05 am

Hi Rebel/300D users,

I have been noticing a problem with my new camera.
When I am taking pictures , sometimes the camera shutsdown (Switch is in "ON" position) and may come up after a while or after switching off and reinserting the battery.
Is it a major problem or some loose contact? Has anybody seen this before?

Thanks

SF
 
KLGAviation
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RE: Digital Rebel Question.

Sat Jan 01, 2005 3:08 am

SF,

I haven't noticed anything. It could either be the battery, the CF door, or something internal. If it gets bad I would certainly give a call to Canon as they can definately help.

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Psych
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RE: Digital Rebel Question.

Sat Jan 01, 2005 3:46 am

Santhosh - Apologies if this sounds patronising, but just in case, it's not the 'Auto Power Off' function is it? Depending on where this is set (in the Set Up menu) if nothing happens with the camera for that predetermined time the power switches off. It comes back on - with that delay of a second or two - once you depress the shutter.

If it isn't this function then something sounds wrong - though I have noticed that the battery compartment door can occasionally appear to be closed when it is in fact not completely, and so the battery connection is not right.

Once again - sorry if you have already read the booklet and have thought of this before now.

Paul
 
ua777222
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RE: Digital Rebel Question.

Sat Jan 01, 2005 3:54 am

This could be 1 of 3 things that I have seen on my new rebel.

1) The battery "door" doesn't click all the way. It appears to be closed but if you push is just a bit more it will click and hold. It shouldn't just get loose on it's own. I have seen this happen only when I put the battery in.

2) Like Klgaviation stated the CF door might be open and if you just click it back it should turn right back on. This could be the result of your hand brushing the side and causing it to open. Again this shouldn't do it on its own.

3) Mine times out to save battery power. It will turn off after a matter of minutes and to turn it back on you just click the shoot button and the letters "EOS" should appear on the screen above the viewing screen. It takes no more than 10seconds to start back up. That's all I've seen.

I've only had this camera for a few weeks so I might sound like an idiot with my lack of expearence with this camera.

Thanks again.

UA777222
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ua777222
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RE: Digital Rebel Question.

Sat Jan 01, 2005 3:57 am

Shoot you beet me to it! I suggest you keep the Auto-Shut-Off feature on seeing how if you don't it will fry your battery sooner than you think or so I have seen. I'm looking at getting the extra battery pack...

Good luck!

UA777222
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trvyyz
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RE: Digital Rebel Question.

Sat Jan 01, 2005 4:17 am

"it's not the 'Auto Power Off' function is it?"
If it is in auto power off, I know that it comes back on after pressing the shutter button. That is not the case.

I am testing it to find out if happens again. More over I want to only know the reason, why it happened. But the camera worked fine when I used the battery for the first time till it was drained. I noticed these problems after replacing the battery and completing the downloading of pictures in the CF card. Then I must have taken like 1 photo after formatting the CF card and then it died. But after reinserting the battery it came back on. I havent tried much after that. I want to go out and see if it happens again.
I made this post to know if anybody else experienced a similar problem. In that case I will know the exact reason. But for the time being I am assuming a battery door or CF door problem. Thanks a lot for replies so far.
 
DColeMAN
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RE: Digital Rebel Question.

Sun Jan 02, 2005 9:05 am

I had the same problem a couple of times when I first got my 300D. Turned out the battery door wasn't shut properly. Since then I've made sure it's tightly closed, and touch wood I haven't had a problem  Smile

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F9Widebody
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RE: Digital Rebel Question.

Sun Jan 02, 2005 3:50 pm

I have the same problem every once in a while. I had to return my first camera because of it. It just stopped powering on. It would just not do anything when switched to "ON," except for like 1/5 times when it would say EOS for like a sec and then shut off. My new camera took two tries to start the other day, which worries me, although after taking the battery out and putting it back in it started working again, so I think it was the battery door.
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RE: Digital Rebel Question.

Sun Jan 02, 2005 4:00 pm

I use a 300D as well and i was on a 300D forum the other day and read somethign similar to all this

if the camera suddenly turns back on after pressing the shutter release button, then most likely the camera was on Auto-Off to conserve battery

but if it doesnt' turn on after pressing the shutter release button, then most likely as i read from the 300D forum that there is a bad contact with the battery and the camera. you should bring it back to Canon for a fix~ their customer service is great =D

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ua777222
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RE: Digital Rebel Question.

Sun Jan 02, 2005 4:01 pm

F9Widebody,

Check the spring loaded pin that holds the door. I too mine off once to put the extra battery pack on and it didn't attach all the way.

This is my idea;

Seeing how I own the extra battery pack which uses the tripod/monopod screw in to attach to the camera it provides a steady and sturdy battery link. The way the door on the extra pack is hard to open so I doubt it's going to open itself or stay open "just a little". The door on the camera is flimbsy and is very loose even when tightly on. My suggestion: Invest in the extra battery pack. It's a great deal and only is about $100-140 without the extra battery (takes two normal battery's).

Thanks again.

Ua777222

F9Widbody,

How did you get all the way over to CCR? I saw that you have pic's from CCR in the DB. Thanks for making CCR one step closer to the big 50!

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F9Widebody
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RE: Digital Rebel Question.

Mon Jan 03, 2005 12:40 am

How did you get all the way over to CCR? I saw that you have pic's from CCR in the DB. Thanks for making CCR one step closer to the big 50!

My grandparents live in Martinez, so we usually go out there at Christmas and in the summer. I'll have a trip report coming soon about this years trip, although the weather was simply horrible  Pissed. Btw, thanks for the thought on the baqttery door. I'll look into it.
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