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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎03-28-2016

Re: Canon 70D died

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First, there was not overheating.
Second, there are not advisings about damage. Only advise of bad footage, while letting rest the camera solve the problem. I never had overheating, never had image or coulour aberrations or any other issue. In fact the camera had been using for short periods of time, and it was almost cool to my hands.
Again, thinking of people who use it to work on parties (not my case with the 70D) this camera is totally unuseful. As Canon marketing of this camera goes around its video good qualities, it should advise: NOT FOR VIDEO LONG USE TO AVOID MAIN DAMAGE. And that is the point.
There are thousands complaining about same 80 error issue. That is not casual.

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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎03-30-2016

Re: Canon 70D died

I agree this camera was praised for it's video capabilities and marketed that way.  Besides my 70D hasnt even recorded over 50+ videos.  I was able to record over 200+ youtube videos on my 60D and still goind strong.  Also I sent my camera for repair to canon and my estimated cost to get it repaired is $459.  I printed a copy of my receipt because I only had my 70D for less than a year before I ship it and I'm still being charged $459.  I even emailed "purchase@cits.canon.com" and still no response or revision of my estimated cost.

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Registered: ‎03-28-2016

Re: Canon 70D died

Shame on Canon
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Registered: ‎12-22-2016

Re: Canon 70D died

I've had my Canon 70D for less than two years. I was a full-time student and barely used the camera during the time I've had it, it probably has less than 2,000 shutters. I recently tried to turn on the camera to no avail and realized that it needed to be sent in for repairs. I just received the estimate and it says I also need a "main pcb ass'y" replaced for around $432. Is it worth the cost of replacement? The camera is in like-new condition and I've taken great care of it, is this worth arguing with them about? 

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Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: Canon 70D died


kymuir wrote:

I've had my Canon 70D for less than two years. I was a full-time student and barely used the camera during the time I've had it, it probably has less than 2,000 shutters. I recently tried to turn on the camera to no avail and realized that it needed to be sent in for repairs. I just received the estimate and it says I also need a "main pcb ass'y" replaced for around $432. Is it worth the cost of replacement? The camera is in like-new condition and I've taken great care of it, is this worth arguing with them about? 


Unless you are a DIYer, a Do-It-Yourselfer, then I would let Canon repair it. If Canon repairs it, they will go through it thoroughly and bring it back to factory specifications.  Be sure to ask them about how long the repairs are guaranteed.

 

A DIY type would keep the old body for spare parts, and buy a new used one somewhere for about twice that cost of repair. 

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-22-2016

Re: Canon 70D died

I'm having them send it back. I found a certified third party willing to fix it for much less. Canon was charging over $200 for the labor alone. Thank you for the advice, though! I don't think I would trust myself enough to make the repairs.

 

The whole experience makes me question whether or not I'll choose another canon camera in the future. Love the photo quality but can't handle that repair price for a $1k cropped-frame camera.

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-27-2016

Re: Canon 70D died

Looks like I got hit with this fault to.

 

I was recording a few videos when the camera froze and gave a err 80. The next day put another battery in and it worked fine for about 10 photos then froze err 80 then dead.

 

It was cool outside and it never felt hot or anything like that. I did notice something funny today though. I put a new battery in and when the battery door closed I saw the view finder get light. I put on my 18-135 STM put it to manuel fouce mode then turned the camera on and sure enough I was about to focuse the lens. STM lenses need power to work right?

 

So why is the lens getting power and the view finder but not the whole camera is not. Seems like some funny wiring. If I was the one building the camera I would give the lens power through the camrea not around it if you know what I mean.

 

I am going to take the camera apart and have a look at the PCB and see what the issue might be. Some of the guys I work with know all kinds of stuff about PCBs and what have you so im going to  have them look at it.

 

Its not worth the $450 to get it fixed I could pick up another body for a bit more then that. So looks like I might upgrade maybe the 5d mark iv so I can shoot some really good stills as well as video. Seems kinda funny that canons midrange DSLR goes out after two years. Kinda like canon wants us all to upgrade. Now I have to dig really deep in my pockets.

 

Anyway someone with this issue try there STM lens and see if you come up with the same results!

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-04-2017

Re: Canon 70D died

Frustrated reading all of this.  Just got my 70D back from Canon after a $450 bill and need to shoot video.  Should I not use the camera for video?

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-10-2017

Re: Canon 70D died

I had the same problem with my 70D last year.  It died in the middle of shooting a wedding.  I sent it in, and the repair bill came to almost $500.  Of course, they don't tell you what the entire cost will be until you agree to pay whatever they charge.  I have another 70D, and have never had a problem with that one.  Now, it will record for a minute or two and then just shut off.  When I check the battery it says it's almost full.  Then it will record again, and the battery indicator will flash like it's dead.  I pull the battery, and it says it has the same charge as before.

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Posts: 16
Registered: ‎03-06-2017

Re: Canon 70D died

It's a shame that canon doesn't acknowledge this clearly design fault. My camera has less than 6k shots and less than 100 video hours and now it's showing similar issues as described here: Fuzzy LV image (menus looks fine though), err70/80, partial fuzzy pics when it works but most of the time can't power on or can't write pic to SD.

I already suffered S1-IS bad sensor design (which was repaired for free out of warranty). And SX10 sensor also failed. Owned: [older canon, AE-1, F1], A-75, S1-IS, S2-IS, a590, S5-IS, SX-10, T3i, T5i and finally 70d.

So 3 out of 9 digital canon cameras I owned had design flaws. The LEAST canon have to do is repair this for free. I'm extremely carful with my cameras, this is a 1000u$ body which should at least last for 50k shots.  I don't take too much pictures, all of my cameras were sold and replaced before 10k shots after two years or less ussage.

I'm quite dissapointed now...

 

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