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Re: Canon 5D Markiii will not turn on after attempting to update firmware! HELP!

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One more option is to connect your camera to your computer and use EOS Utility to try and run the firmware update. 

 

This website shows you how to use EOS Utility to update firmware: http://www.eos-magazine.com/articles/firmware/index.html

 

Here are the simplified instructions:

1. download the firmware version and save it anywhere on your computer (remember the location)
2. Connect your camera using the USB cable to your computer and open Canon EOS Utility
3. select camera settings/remote shooting under control camera tab
4. then select setup menu in newly opened window there you could see the selection for Firmware
5. Click firmware then system will give you the option for update (either upgrade/downgrade)
6. then navigate and point out the firmware location on your computer

 

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As a last resort you might want try to put your original firmware file on Your computer and use EOS Utility to backdate the firmware.

(using the CF card won’t let you backdate firmware)

 

This website has downloads available for all current and older firmware versions: http://pel.hu/eoscard/

Scroll down to the bottom of that website to find all the firmware. 

  

Otherwise it looks like you will need to send the camera to Canon. 

 

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Mike Sowsun
S110, SL1, 80D, 5D Mk III
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Re: Canon 5D Markiii will not turn on after attempting to update firmware! HELP!


@lly3988wrote:

Please make sure that the .fir file is not inside any folder on the CF card. Looks like the camera cannot find the firmware for updating. The next step should look like the following : (just for illustration only - 7D Mark II)capture-20180401-013415.jpg


My take is that it's farther along than that. It looks as though the camera has lost control of the process, probably because it had previously started to update the firmware and doesn't know where to go to continue. I suspect that it's reached the point where the only sensible course of action is to send the camera to Canon. Spending more time on it may just delay getting it fixed.

 

I'm not entirely a newbie on this. Several years ago I screwed up a firmware update on my wife's XTi and ended up having to send it in. As I recall, the symptoms were not unlike what the OP is seeing.

Bob
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Re: Canon 5D Markiii will not turn on after attempting to update firmware! HELP!


@RobertTheFatwrote:

@lly3988I'm not entirely a newbie on this. Several years ago I screwed up a firmware update on my wife's XTi and ended up having to send it in. As I recall, the symptoms were not unlike what the OP is seeing.

Do you recall why it happened? Did you touch the buttons or interrupt the power?

 

Or was it just random? 

Mike Sowsun
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Re: Canon 5D Markiii will not turn on after attempting to update firmware! HELP!

Mike's suggestion is the next step to do definitely. If it still won't work, call Canon for assistance.

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Re: Canon 5D Markiii will not turn on after attempting to update firmware! HELP!


@MikeSowsunwrote:

@RobertTheFatwrote:

@lly3988I'm not entirely a newbie on this. Several years ago I screwed up a firmware update on my wife's XTi and ended up having to send it in. As I recall, the symptoms were not unlike what the OP is seeing.

Do you recall why it happened? Did you touch the buttons or interrupt the power?

 

Or was it just random? 


I had not yet bought a card reader, so I did it by downloading the update file to the camera via EOS Utility and starting the update remotely. I had done it successfully on my own XTi a couple of weeks earlier, so I thought I knew what I was doing. But somehow I did one of the many steps out of order, and it effectively bricked the camera.

 

At the time, those XTi's were the only two DSLRs we had, and we needed them for a family wedding a week later in Philadelphia. I didn't dare wait for the camera to be sent in both directions. So I called Canon's Jamesburg shop and arranged for them to hold the camera there for me to pick up on our way to Philadelphia. The camera was less than a year old, so they treated it as a warranty repair and didn't charge me. That favorable experience was what induced me to join CPS a year or two later.

 

If you decide to follow my lead and visit the Jamesburg shop, be sure to print yourself a detailed map. Just finding the correct turns as you leave the NJ Turnpike is a non-trivial operation. Many visits later to drop off equipment for inspection and cleaning, I sometimes still get confused - even though the Canon building is large and fairly conspicuous.

Bob
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Re: Canon 5D Markiii will not turn on after attempting to update firmware! HELP!

Think carefully and see if the below questions are relevant.

 

Have you ever loaded Magic Lantern on your 5D3 ? Or if you bought it used, do you know if the previous owner(s) have ever used the Magic Lantern on the camera ?

 

If positive, the bootflag loaded on the camera may haven't been removed.

 

Does your CF card  still have Magic Lantern files on it ?

 

I posted a screen shot and the link relating to the ML installed on a 5D3.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smQ7BwKEO60   (go to 1:19)

 

 

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Re: Canon 5D Markiii will not turn on after attempting to update firmware! HELP!

If it is the problem with the Magic Lantern boot flag. You have to copy the ML .fir back onto the CF card and let it reboot from there to remove the boot flag. (watch the video and go to 2:05 to see the proper uninstallation procedure)

 

If you are certain that this 5D3 has never had ML on it. Ignore my post.

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