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Registered: ‎10-21-2016

Re: Eos M3 has started to turn off when trying to see photos

Pleased to hear it worked ....... another non-working camera rescued Smiley Very Happy

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Re: Eos M3 has started to turn off when trying to see photos

If the camera had a specific slot for the micro SD card it probably wouldn't be a problem, assuming that the card is up to specs. But I think the issues tend to crop up when using the micro SD adapter. If nothing else, you're adding another set of terminals and connectors that maybe aren't doing their job as well as they need to.

Format your full size card in the camera you plan to use it in, and while you're at it set the clock and calendar as well.

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Re: Eos M3 has started to turn off when trying to see photos


@BurnUnitwrote:

If the camera had a specific slot for the micro SD card it probably wouldn't be a problem, assuming that the card is up to specs. But I think the issues tend to crop up when using the micro SD adapter. If nothing else, you're adding another set of terminals and connectors that maybe aren't doing their job as well as they need to.

Format your full size card in the camera you plan to use it in, and while you're at it set the clock and calendar as well.


I'm not sure what the clock and calendar have to do with the current issue (other than that we in the U.S. just went onto Daylight Saving Time). But since BU brought it up, here's a useful trick: Always use EOS Utility to set the date and time in your cameras, using the option to synchronize with the computer's clock. That will ensure that if you're using more than one camera or have more than one photographer working, the pictures will always sort in correct chronological order.

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Re: Eos M3 has started to turn off when trying to see photos

@RobertTheFat

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I'm not sure what the clock and calendar have to do with the current issue (other than that we in the U.S. just went onto Daylight Saving Time). But since BU brought it up, here's a useful trick: Always use EOS Utility to set the date and time in your cameras, using the option to synchronize with the computer's clock. That will ensure that if you're using more than one camera or have more than one photographer working, the pictures will always sort in correct chronological order.


 

I don't really expect that having the clock and calendar set properly are going to having any effect on this particular problem. But some years ago a co-worker was having issues writing and/or accessing images on his card that he'd never bothered to format. I suggested that he format the card in the camera and that seemed to only fix part of his problems.

He brought the camera and card to me and I did a bit of research online and saw some mention of some issues related to not having the clock and calendar set properly. So I formatted the card again and set the proper time and date and everything woke up and worked like it was supposed to. I'm not even sure that it was a Canon, seemed like maybe it was a Sony or a Nikon.

Besides that, I sometimes see EXIF data attached to a photo that indicates that it was taken some number of months or years into the future. And that kind of freaks me out. Robot surprised

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