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EOS Rebel SL1 battery compartment issue

Needhelp42
Apprentice

I’ve had a SL1 (100D) for years, taking decent care of it. Been using an external battery pack for a bit. One day my canon doesn’t turn on. Battery when put into camera do not stay in, possibly the spring? The little (mine is grey) tab thats holds battery in place isn’t broken. I ordered a middle chassis for 20 bucks upon thinking that was the issue, gave me a look at the skeleton though. Cant be grey tab thingie. Grey tab thingie is a plastic part that just screws into skeleton. Next test will be usb. Troubleshooting best I know how.

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kvbarkley
VIP
VIP

Is there a question here?

Needhelp42
Apprentice
*How do I get the camera back running?is there a sensor on the with battery door or anywhere else? Anyone else have a similar problem Trying to find any infro

There is a battery door switch contained within the battery compartment, where yours is on that model I do not know

"A battery grip is an accessory for ..." a Canon SL1.

 

Is there a Canon grip for the SL1? I don't think there is. If there is not a third party grip is not recommended. If there isn't a Canon brand it means the SL1 is not designed to use one. Adding one to a camera not designed for one is not a good idea.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!


@ebiggs1 wrote:

"A battery grip is an accessory for ..." a Canon SL1.

 

Is there a Canon grip for the SL1? I don't think there is. If there is not a third party grip is not recommended. If there isn't a Canon brand it means the SL1 is not designed to use one. Adding one to a camera not designed for one is not a good idea.


Ernie is absolutely right. 

 

SL1 units were not, to my knowledge, designed to work with battery grips or external packs.  It is possible that you have power surge issue from the external unit, or that a connector has been compromised.  It appears you like to hack your gear, something I must admit I would be reluctant to do, and I'm an CompTIA A+ certified computer technician!


cheers, TREVOR

"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris

Tronhard
Elite
Elite

The camera needs a couple of things to be able to recognize that the battery is correctly inserted:

The grey tab needs to be fully engaged to secure the battery in place, and
The battery door must be in place and closed.

You have not mentioned the status of the battery door.  Is that in place and closed when this issue occurs?


cheers, TREVOR

"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris
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