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Had solid red light for a while after turning off T3i


Quick question about my new camera. I took some video with my new t3i today and something sort of wierd happened that I cannot find any threads about. I stopped recording turned the knob back to P mode and switched it off all pretty quick. I removed the lens and noticed the red led on the back was still lit up solid (not blinking at all) so i thought maybe it was still writing the video to the card i am not sure how long that takes or how it works.

So i decided to wait for it to go off and it never did after probably a 1 1/2 mins it was still lit solid. I tried to turn the camera back in and nothing happened so i switched it back off (light still lit) and pulled the battery. Put the battery back in and it turned on fine. I checked the card for the video and it was there so it didnt seem to be a curruption issue while writing. I tested video again a little later and also took some test photos and didnt have the problem again so far.

Has anyone else encountered this or is it normal? I was only about to find threads about the light blinking not being solid red. I should mention that I do hve magic lantern (the stable build not any nightlies) installed on that card but was not actively doing anything with it at the time but i know that may not matter. Also the card is a fairly good one, (sandisk extreme pro 95/mbs) and I do format it using only the camera. (Low level format while keeping magic lantern.)

I am not too worried about it at this moment just curious if anyone knows what it could of been. Also I never got any error codes either.

Thanks! 🙂

Instead of trying to repair yours, and I assume you have realized it is done, look for a good used camera. A T3i used goes for about $175 to $200 bucks.  Most likely lees than any repair would be.  However, there are places that will repair yours if you want to.

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