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EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Is Suddenly on Crack

My camera has suddenly started acting INSANE. None of the settings buttons on the back do anything, including the playback button. The dial on top works in that it changes the settings seemingly, but when it's on anything except flash off, it starts flashing and says "busy." I was able (somehow) to get the playback to work briefly so I saw that a test photo was actually there so it is taking photos apparently. Attaching photo of how settings are now. Thought the problem might be that quick control, but can't get that to budge either. My friend said replace the memory card, but that didn't work. I'm at a loss. Anybody ever experience anything like this? Would greatly appreciate any help.

 

Thanks! ~Suzanne

 

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Re: EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Is Suddenly on Crack

Replacing the memory card* was a good idea, but if that did not work, it looks like something is broken. You should call Canon.

 

*I am assuming it is a full size card, not a small card with an adapter. If yo are using an adapter, try a full size card.

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Re: EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Is Suddenly on Crack

Good advice to only use full size SD cards.  You could try going into the menus and resetting the camera back to factory defaults, too.

 

You should be able to power up the camera without a memory card, which can rule out if the card is the problem.   You should perform a low level format in the camera on any memoru card before use.

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Re: EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Is Suddenly on Crack

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A couple of things.  We know the SD card is working if it has pictures on it plus you tried a new one.  The second thought is, did you try a mirror lock up?  Perhaps trying to clean the SL1?

Remove the battery and the SD card for a few days.  If it was a mirror lock-up this will reset it.  Recharge the battery and try again. Unlikely to work but easy to try. If that doesn't work call Canon service.

 

If memory serves me correctly the SL1 has an internal keep alive battery which makes a total reset difficult.  I doubt removing the main battery will reset it.  Unless you leave it out for an extended time period, that is.  If you have to input the time and date, then the SL1 did reset.  If you don't have to, it did not.

 

Call Canon service.

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Re: EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Is Suddenly on Crack

What do you mean by "full-sized card"? It's a SAN Disk 16 MB... could be close to being full, but I did try a new bigger card and that didn't change anything.

 

Thank you!

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Re: EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Is Suddenly on Crack

Wish I could go into menus! Will try it again tomorrow when I feel less like hurling the camera off the balcony.

 

thank you!

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Re: EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Is Suddenly on Crack


SMW28604 wrote:

What do you mean by "full-sized card"? It's a SAN Disk 16 MB... could be close to being full, but I did try a new bigger card and that didn't change anything.

 

Thank you!


SD cards can come in two physical sizes.  The original "full size" card, and more recently a much smaller micro-SD card, which typically comes with a plastic adapter so that you can use it in a "full size" slot.  My dash cams and GPS use micro-Sd cards directly, without an adapter.  Some smart phones and tablets use them for memory expansion.

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Re: EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Is Suddenly on Crack

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SMW28604 wrote:

Wish I could go into menus! Will try it again tomorrow when I feel less like hurling the camera off the balcony.

 

thank you!


Did you try to power it up without a memory card?  Make sure that it is not in video mode, BTW.

Make sure all of the buttons can click as they should, and are not stuck with dirt. 

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Re: EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Is Suddenly on Crack


SMW28604 wrote:

What do you mean by "full-sized card"? It's a SAN Disk 16 MB... could be close to being full, but I did try a new bigger card and that didn't change anything.

 

Thank you!


He means don't use a micro-SD card (the kind used in call phones) with an adapter to make it fit an SD slot. Those often don't work well in cameras.

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Re: EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Is Suddenly on Crack

Oh, then it's full-sized.

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