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Rebel XTi LCD Screen repeatedly turns off and on every second

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I made the above .GIF to illustrate my problem. I have tried changing the battery, it does the same thing. 

 

I have three batteries that are 7.2V 1000maH

 

My charger output is, DC 4.2V(8.4V) - 600mAH

 

Is that a problem?

 

A cousin gave it to me to fix. When the camera is connected to a computer via USB cable, the Windows File Explorer that stores the images on the camera opens and closes in sync with the camera display turning off and on. 

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Re: Rebel XTi LCD Screen repeatedly turns on and off every second

Probably time for a replacement camera body.

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Re: Rebel XTi LCD Screen repeatedly turns on and off every second

Can I troubleshoot further?
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Re: Rebel XTi LCD Screen repeatedly turns on and off every second


@Smallworlds630 wrote:
Can I troubleshoot further?

Not much that I can see.  Remove any lens that may attached. 

 

Make sure your battery is fully charged.  If the battery is a few years old, it may need replacement.  But, even an older battery should be able to hold its' voltage longer than what you're seeing, and even then I would not expect the camera to power back up, if the battery were dead and dying.

 

BTW, sometimes words are better than a cryptic animation.

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Re: Rebel XTi LCD Screen repeatedly turns on and off every second

I put in the battery, and switch the camera to 'ON.' What you see in the .gif follows. I have three batteries and it seems to be doing it in all of them, so that would rule out a battery issue correct?
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Re: Rebel XTi LCD Screen repeatedly turns on and off every second


@Smallworlds630 wrote:
Can I troubleshoot further?

Because it's the date/time window that's flashing, you might try replacing the separate date/time battery. (I don't think today's Rebels have a D/T battery, but I think the XTi did.)

Bob
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Re: Rebel XTi LCD Screen repeatedly turns on and off every second

Great suggestion, thanks
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