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I have an EOS 60D that died with just a blinking battery icon. Shutting off, removing battery, and

I have an EOS 60d that just shut down and only the battery icon blinks.  I've removed battery, replaced with a charged battery, removed lens and still the same condition.  This originally occurred about 14 months ago and I didn't address

it till now.  Pulled it out of closet to send it to Canon and it worked for 2 days.  Again, this same thing has occurred.  The 

camera body has less than 1000x shutter count.  It will now be sent out.  Note: 14 months ago, this condition was preceded

with some sort of over temp indication.  Anymore input appreciated.

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Re: I have an EOS 60D that died with just a blinking battery icon. Shutting off, removing battery,

Follow this link:

Camera shuts off.

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Re: I have an EOS 60D that died with just a blinking battery icon. Shutting off, removing battery,

Just check my thread as well. Same issue. brand new Canon 6D.

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Re: I have an EOS 60D that died with just a blinking battery icon. Shutting off, removing battery,

FIrst, you wrote... "Pulled it out of closet"  and "less than 1000x shutter count".

 

That suggests to me that the camera has been sitting unused a lot. If so, the batteries might just be drained and need a half dozen to a dozen or so charge/drain/recharge cycles before they take a full charge. Initially, even though the charger shows them fully charged, they aren't. The camera is shutting down because there isn't enough power in the battery to keep it operating.  I've had this happen with BP511 batteries, wouldn't be surprised if the same thing happens sometimes to LP-E6s too.

 

So try doing a series of charge/drain cycles with the battery and see if that doesn't solve the proplem, after a half dozen or so such cycles. f the camera continues to do this, try a different battery and a different charger.

 

If you end up sending it to Canon, be sure to include the battery and charger.

 

I have no idea what you found in your Internet searches. The only overheating condition I'm aware of is the flash, which can temporarily shut down if it begins to overheat, as a precaution.  

 

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Re: I have an EOS 60D that died with just a blinking battery icon. Shutting off, removing battery,

"Note: 14 months ago, this condition was preceded with some sort of over temp indication."

 

This can happen if you shoot a lot of video. It is not a fault. It is a safety feature.

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Re: I have an EOS 60D that died with just a blinking battery icon. Shutting off, removing battery,

My 60d shuts down in 4 seconds and won't go back on. This happens in video mode. It can not possibly get "too hot" in 4 seconds. I sent it in to have it repaired and it cost me $250. I did one video shot ok. Then my next shoot started to shut down at 5 mins, then 2, then 4 seconds. I let it sit for a month then tried to make a video for a webinar and could not get past 4 seconds. Took it back to the camera store yesterday to see if going back to factory settings would reset. . . tried new card, new battery still 4 second shut off. It is now going back to the factory. This time it cost me a valuable video shoot. It can't be overheating at 4 seconds.  Please, does anyone have a thought or solution to this problem? I can't afford another $250 repair bill that does not fix the problem. Is this a "bug" in the 60d?

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Re: I have an EOS 60D that died with just a blinking battery icon. Shutting off, removing battery,

Did you get a report on the findings or what needed to be performed the last time it was repaired?

 

You are correct in that a camera that has sat unused for an extended period should not overheat in a few seconds (but it might be hasty to assume that the camera shuts off in 4 seconds specifically because of "heat" vs. any number of other reasons that might cause a similar result.)  Certainly there are lots of 60D bodies out there that don't have this problem.  I have a good friend who uses a 60D and primarily uses it to shoot video -- no problems.

 

The 60D isn't known for any issues either.  Back when it was the "new" mid-range camera, it quickly established quite a reputation as being highly desirable for video because it was the first DSLR on the market with the articulated  LCD screen that videographers love (now you can find that screen on lots of camera bodies.)  There are a lot of people using this body for video.

 

Are you running any alternate firmware?   (e.g. do you run Magic Lantern firmware, by chance?)

 

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Re: I have an EOS 60D that died with just a blinking battery icon. Shutting off, removing battery,

Interestingly. . .The camera came back to me with no explination. I had the camera shop call the repair people to get me more information and a week later the salesman left me a message that (they said) it was do to my using a USB cable. This made no sense to me because I always use a memory card... I NEVER hooked a USB to my camera. Left a message to that effect, got busy and  let it slide.  . . until this problem (ERROR) came back again and cost me a Big Time video shoot. I originally bought it for video auditions and head shots in my voice studio because it was recomended by an instructor at San Diego State University where I was getting a Digital Media Certification. I've had it 2 years and not used it much until now with everthing going video on line! That's my story. . . .HELP!

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Re: I have an EOS 60D that died with just a blinking battery icon. Shutting off, removing battery,

I have no additional help but if you are buying a camera mainly for video a DSLR is not the best choice. They are still cameras that do video. On the other hand true video cameras can do stills. But just not as well. Make sense? Some can use the very same EF lenses.
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Re: I have an EOS 60D that died with just a blinking battery icon. Shutting off, removing battery,

jonisvoice,

 

Was the camera previously repaired by the Canon Factory Service Center or did someone else do the repairs?

 

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