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Canon 70D died


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.

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It costs 529.26 for a PCB Ass'y, main W/LI Battery (internal battery) for my 6D to be fixed.  My problem was LCD stopped working but could still take pictures .  Pretty much useless without LCD.  If it dies in another 2 years i will be shopping for something other than Canon.

A simple search on Facebook turns up many pages on FB and elsewhere showing Canon's claim, "they monitor social media and do not see a lot of issues" with the 70D pcb is a load of crap.


Like others on this discussion, I am disgusted with the deceit from Canon but can't afford to swap my Canon arsenal for Nikon without dramatically raising my rates.

Thank you for posting the fb page...

I just sent my 70D to the Canon repair facility Costa Mesa, CA for the same problem and just received their quote $457 to repair the Main PCB Assembly....I've only had the camera for 3 years and take good care of it...very frustrated!!

Wow how can they charge their customers that kind of money with a clear conscience
At $799 I could get a brand new body... the problem is that most of my money is tied up in the lenses so it will cost me a lot more to go to another brand like Nikon
My sister swears by Nikon and we would get into debates now I wish I went with her suggestion

Thanks for the info


I finally found a repair service for my 70d that died due to the faulty motherboard issue. I was getting very close to buying a motherboard from a repair site in China, but when I was able to find this company, I decided to send my 70D to them. The only caveat is that they make the repair with used parts with a 60 day warranty. They charge a flat fee of 295.00 which inculdes return shipping. I emailed them and told then that I was sure the motherboard would have to be replaced and wnated to make sure the 295.00 flat fee would cover it. They said it did, I will wait to see how things go and post an update when I get my camera back from them. The name of the place is " Pham Camera Repair Service, in Morrow, Ga Phone: 404-935-2031

I guess it is not appropriate to introduce any repair facilities other than Canon Repair here.


You may message individuals who ask for the info.

It is not appropriate for Canon USA to not admit that there is a wide spread problem with the 70D mother boards either.  If Canon in other countries recognize this being a known defect and agree to replace the mother board for free, Canon USA should at the very least offer to not charge for labor or charge for labor and not the part. The only reason I am going to get my 70D fixed is so I can sell it. I am going to wait and see if Canon comes out with a new camera in 2018, maybe an upgrade to the 80D before I decide what to buy next. I am almost forced to stay with Caon because if I would have to sell all the Canon glass I own I would have to take too much of a loss.

research the problems on the new 80 before you buy because ive seen pleople posting about the new 80 having motherboard issues as well


I believe Canon is reducing costs by using substandard parts what tthey dont realize is they are losing their customers/fan base- so saving costs will ultimtely cost them big


i've owned canons in the past Canon (eos 350D) and loved it - ive lost it for Canon and once i have the money i will use my money for another brand and try to sell my lenses 



That is so great to hear! Thank you for sharing
Looking forward to hearing how you make out!

I got my repaired 70D back today from the Camera repair service that I sent it to  and it seems the work fine now.  The whole process took less than two weeks including shipping both ways. Total cost was 295.00, return shipping included. The problems I had were when trying to shoot video, the camera would lock up after shooting for about 45 sec. and I would have to take the battery out to reset it. I was also  getting the common "ERROR 80" and it would also not connect to the EOS computer software. Don't know what other problems it had because I had to stop using it.n I'm sure all the problems were cused by the faulty motherboard.  Snice the pro Canon people don't like other companies names posted here, if you want more info, you can email me : **Email address removed per forum guidelines**

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