12-13-2018 02:41 PM
Hi. So, like everyone else on this forum listing my 70D did the err 80 notification and bricked itself in June 2018 while i was in in Malawi Africa working with a NGO. To say I was unhappy would be a critical understatement. I notofied my hubby to research the err80 so i knew what to do when i returned to the States. So, I called Canon immediately after Customs while waiting for my next flight and they said $275 for diagnostics and & $265 ish for new Motherboard. Major frustration!!
So the camera sat in my bag and in November 2018 I resolved to sell ALL my Canon equ, which is substancial since I've been shooting Canon since 1976 and a pro sports photog for several newspapers in Ohio. 300 2.8, 400 2.8, EOS 1Ds, you get the idea, not a casual shooter. The 70D was my easy camera for travel.
I knew this was a major issue for many 70D owners. Yesterday I decided to search and see of there was a way to fix the camera w/o spending over $500 with Canon. and I found this forum.
I spoke with Jeff today and Canon is going to fix the camera and take care of the issue. I was speechless. WOW!
I want to thank this forum for the info and Canon USA for making this right.
01-05-2019 11:38 PM
I'm in Australia and after being quoted $940 to replace my motherboard, I found this page. With a screen shot of the comment about Canon repairing for free I sent it off directly to Canon. They replaced the PCB for free. No communication, or advice at all, just two weeks later it arrived on my doorstep, fixed.