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CANON 70D HAS NO POWER USING A/C ADAPTER OR 2 DIFFERENT BATTERIES

DPEFILMS
Contributor

I WAS USING THE CAMERA THE DAY BEFORE, I PURCHASED THIS CAMERA IN DECEMBER OF 2013. I HAVE USED THIS CAMERA VERY LIGHTLY.

 

TODAY, I WENT TO DOWNLOAD THE VIDEO FROM THE CAMERA TO EDIT IT BUT THE CAMERA WOULD NOT TURN ON USING THE A/C ADAPTER. I KNEW NOTHING WAS WRONG WITH THE ADAPTER BUT I PUT IN 2 DIFFERENT BATTERIES AFTER CHARING THEM, AND STILL NO POWER.

 

I REPEATED TRYING BOTH THE A/C ADAPTER AND THE BATTERIES. I TRIED TAKING OUT THE CARD, THE LENS AND MAKING SURE THAT THERE WAS NOTHING STOPPING THE CONTACTS FOR THE A/C OR BATTERIES. 

 

I STARTED LOOKING ONLINE FOR ANY KNOWN ISSUES FOR THE CANON 70D, I DID NOT SEE ANY SPECIFIC TO THE 70D BUT I DID FIND A FEW ISSUES FOR OTHER CANON CAMERAS WITH THE SAME ISSUE.

 

SOME SAID TO TAKE OUT THE CARD AND THE LENS AND REPLACE WITH ANOTHER LENS AND THEN PLACE THE CARD BACK AND THEN ADD THE BATTERIES AND THAT WOULD FIX THE PROBLEM. THAT DID NOT WORK. ANOTHER VIDEO I FOUND SAID THAT IT WAS A SCREW LOOSE ON THE PC BOARD FOR THAT OLDER CANON CAMERA... HIS SCREWS SEEMED TO BE LARGER THAN THE SCREWS THAT THE 70D HAS SO IT WILL BE VERY HARD FOR ME TO FIND A SCREW DRIVER THAT SMALL... I WOULD HAVE TO GO PURCHASE A KIT. BUT IM NOT CERTIAN BY LOOKING AT THE BOTTOM OF MY CAMERA IF TAKING IT APART WILL WORK, IT SEEMS LIKE THE BODY OF MY CAMERA WILL NOT COME OFF AS EASILY AS THE ONE IN THE VIDEO.

 

SO NOW, IM STUCK WITH MANY VIDEO PROJECTS IM IN THE MIDDLE OF.... BUT NOW I HAVE NO CAMERA... I CANT AFFORD TO HAVE IT REPAIRED AND I CANT AFFORD TO JUST PURCHASE ANOTHER CAMERA AND IM NOT SURE IF THIS CAMERA IS UNDER CANON'S WARRANTY. I PURCHASED IT FROM B&H PHOTO AND I STILL HAVE THE EMAIL RECEIPT OF THE PURCHASE.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYlNyZ1IP3s

 

HAS ANYONE ELSE HAD THIS PROBLEM WITHT THE CANON 70D?

 

AFTER WATCHING THE VIDEO STATING THAT THE SCREW CAME OUT ON THE PC MAINBOARD, NOW THAT I SHAKE MY CAMERA, I THINK I HEAR SOMETHING MOVING INSIDE... BUT THAT COULD BE MY IMAGINATION. I AM NOT 100% CERTAIN, THAT I AM HEARING SOMETHING LOOSE. THIS REALLY SUCKS BECAUSE I CANT FINISH MY PROJECTS AND IVE WAISTED THE MONEY PURCHACING THE CAMERA AND BUYING A NEW LENS RECENTLY....

 

SO YOU CANT SAY IT IS THE BATTERIES BECAUSE IM ALSO USING AN A/C ADAPTER. I KNOW HOW TO TURN ON THE CAMERA! IM GETTING NOTHING. NO POWER, 

 

I NEED HELP.

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DPEFILMS
Contributor

I FIXED MY OWN ISSUE.

 

WHAT WOULD HAVE COST ME HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS BY SENDING IT TO CANON, I WAS ABLE TO RESOLVE THIS ISSUE AND MANY OTHERS MAY HAVE HAD THE SAME ISSUE AND THEY MAY HAVE SPENT MONEY UNNECESSARY. I ONLY SPENT $6 AND SOME CHANGE... SO LETS CALL IT $7 TO FIX THIS ISSUE.

 

I DID NOT HAVE TO TAKE THE CAMERA APART BUT WHILE ATTEMPTING TO DO SO, I SAW SOMETHING THAT I SUSPECTED WAS THE ISSUE. I PLAYED AROUND WITH THIS SWITCH OR SOME TYPE OF CENSOR OR LATCH.

 

SOMETHING LIKE THIS WAS SO SIMPLE TO RESOLVE BUT COULD HAVE COSTED ME ALLOT OF MONEY. THE PART IS TOO DELICATE. NOW THAT IM AWARE OF THIS, I CAN BE MORE CAREFUL, BECAUSE I WAS ALREADY VERY CAREFUL WITH ALL OF MY CANON PRODUCTS.... BUT THIS WAS SOMETHING THAT I WOULD HAVE NEVER EXPECTED THIS TO BE THE PROBLEM, I SAW THIS HOLE EARLIER BUT DIDNT KNOW WHAT IT WAS FOR... SO AS I WAS ABOUT TO TAKE OFF THE BATTERY COVER, I NOTICED THAT IT HAD SOME TYPE OF CONNECTOR THAT WOULD GO INTO THE HOLE (SQUARE) SO I SIMPLY PUT A PEN IN THE HOLE AND THERE WAS A SWITCH OR SOMETHING, I PUT THE SWITCH IN THE CENTER. I PUT THE BATTERY IN THE CAMERA AND THEN IT CAME ON.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBmtTQn3RlE

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Stephen
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Hi DPEFILMS!

 

Welcome to the Canon Forums and thank you for your posts!

 

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Have a great day!

You lost me... you mean the forum is for waisting time and for entertainment purposes? other people has had the same or similar issue.... what makes my issue different? isn't this the place where you post a problem that you may be having with a canon problem? if so... then what is the problem with my post?

DPEFILMS
Contributor

I FIXED MY OWN ISSUE.

 

WHAT WOULD HAVE COST ME HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS BY SENDING IT TO CANON, I WAS ABLE TO RESOLVE THIS ISSUE AND MANY OTHERS MAY HAVE HAD THE SAME ISSUE AND THEY MAY HAVE SPENT MONEY UNNECESSARY. I ONLY SPENT $6 AND SOME CHANGE... SO LETS CALL IT $7 TO FIX THIS ISSUE.

 

I DID NOT HAVE TO TAKE THE CAMERA APART BUT WHILE ATTEMPTING TO DO SO, I SAW SOMETHING THAT I SUSPECTED WAS THE ISSUE. I PLAYED AROUND WITH THIS SWITCH OR SOME TYPE OF CENSOR OR LATCH.

 

SOMETHING LIKE THIS WAS SO SIMPLE TO RESOLVE BUT COULD HAVE COSTED ME ALLOT OF MONEY. THE PART IS TOO DELICATE. NOW THAT IM AWARE OF THIS, I CAN BE MORE CAREFUL, BECAUSE I WAS ALREADY VERY CAREFUL WITH ALL OF MY CANON PRODUCTS.... BUT THIS WAS SOMETHING THAT I WOULD HAVE NEVER EXPECTED THIS TO BE THE PROBLEM, I SAW THIS HOLE EARLIER BUT DIDNT KNOW WHAT IT WAS FOR... SO AS I WAS ABOUT TO TAKE OFF THE BATTERY COVER, I NOTICED THAT IT HAD SOME TYPE OF CONNECTOR THAT WOULD GO INTO THE HOLE (SQUARE) SO I SIMPLY PUT A PEN IN THE HOLE AND THERE WAS A SWITCH OR SOMETHING, I PUT THE SWITCH IN THE CENTER. I PUT THE BATTERY IN THE CAMERA AND THEN IT CAME ON.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBmtTQn3RlE

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