My 70D that is only 1yr 1/2 old died all of the sudden. I have only used it lightly and have taken very good care of it. I tried another battery thinking that may be the probelem. Even a brand new Canon battery did not turn it on. Just no juice, nothing. I sent it to Canon service center, and they sent me an estimate for $224. I called to ask what the problem was, they said they still dont know, that was just to take a look and fix the issue if there is one. If it is something with major damage they will contact me with a different estimate.
It worked perfectly fine one day. I charged the battery back up, plugged it it, and just never turned back on again. I haven't even paid off the camera yet on my best buy card, so I have a real problem with Canon charging me anything so soon, and for an obviously lightly used camera.
Has anyone had a similar issue before? Is having Canon do this my best option? I read another post of someone who fixed themselves, but I'm of course leery not knowing exactly wha the problem is. Plus I have shoots lined up, and need to act fast.
I wish they had a better program to just trade up or something, if I'm spending money anyway.
I also found a less expensive repair alternative but chose not to use it as I couldn't get Canon to verify that the problem had been addressed with a better replacement part – or even to acknowledge the problem existed. Atomicthunk, please let the forum know if the problems resurface with your repaired 70D.
I can understand your concern. I just wanted to get mine fixed so I could sell it as a fully working camera. I'm going to keep it a few months and then sell it this spring. I just hope I don't have to take too much of loss becuase I will need to sell all my Canon glass along with the 70D. After the way I was treated by Canon trying to get this problem resolved, I think I'm done with Canon. If I do buy a Canon camera again, I will make sure I buy a long term 3rd party warranty.
I just got my (3 year old) EOS 70D camera back from Canon repair- it cost me $223 to fix my issue
They are making a great deal of money fixing problems with their cameras that coincidentily happen right after the extended warranty runs out. They told me they search the web to see if the 80 error was a common problem and did not find it to be. Anyone just has to google 70D error 80 and its amazing how many hits you get. facebook instagram have thousands of people all over the world
I did not want to give them any more money but now that its fixed I will sell all my canon equipment and go to a better product lthat stands behind their product and customers
I hope Canon loses their customer base with their substandard product parts
I plan on selling all my Canon gear this spring. I want to at least get a little more use out of my 70D becuase of the money spent to for the motherboard repair. I just can't trust Canon anymore after they treated me while trying to resolve this problem.
I never could get any of my questions answered. They just won't admit there is a problem with the 70D motherboards.
Unfortunately I’m late in this conversation but I am also having problems with my 70D. At first I thought it was me and I was just a bad photographer but now I see I’m not the only one with this issues with the 70D.
My 70D would not all the time focus properly, not every time but for the majority of the time. Then when I wanted the flash to pop up it would just make a clicking noise. Last thing was even when I Turned off my 70D it stayed on. The only thing I could do was to remove the battery.
Since I am no longer under warranty, I took it to Camtex and they told me it has a major focusing issue and they said it would be over $580.00 to fix it. Ouch!
Can anyone suggest a good fix or at least expensive fix?
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