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.
04-17-2021 05:59 AM
I am a Canon DSLR user since 2009. Have been happy with their cameras. However, EOS 70D started giving trouble recently despite being my very favorite camera.
It seems now I've discovered the reason! Use of Live View shooting mode either for stills or videos adversely affects the system considerably. It shut down multiple times while I tried to record videos or capture stills in Live View. Finally it shut down permanently about six months ago. Finding no other alternative; I bought two second-hand 7Ds and used those for bird photography purposes last four months with full satisfaction.
Three days ago; out of curiosity I inserted a battery into the 70D and swithched it on. My God, it turned on!!! Shot quite a few still images and all of those came out perfect. Now I never use the LIve View mode for any purposes and record occasional videos with a Handycam.
Conclusion: Use your DSLRs or MILCs primarily for still photography purposes. If you need to record occasional videos, use a Handycam or Camcorder.