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Updated 7D Firmware and now manual modes do not work

I just updated the firmware on my 7D to version 2.0.5 and after doing so all my manual modes do not take a picture. My shutter will open, but does not close and does not take the picture. My fully automatic mode (Green Square mode) does. I have tried numerous times to reinstall the firmware to no avail. I was wondering if there's something I'm missing. If someone could help I would appreciate that very much. Thank you in advance.
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Re: Updated 7D Firmware and now manual modes do not work

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Reset your camera.  Remove all batteries for a while ( couple hours).

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
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Re: Updated 7D Firmware and now manual modes do not work

If the reset doesn't work. Take it to a camera shop.
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@cale_kat wrote:
If the reset doesn't work. Take it to a camera shop.

Firmware updates can be tricky if you try to do them directly from the computer, rather than from a card. I once bricked my wife's XTi by inadvertently doing two steps in the wrong order. I had to send it to Canon for resurrection. Very embarrassing. Fortunately, Canon took pity on me and fixed it under warranty.

Bob
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Re: Updated 7D Firmware and now manual modes do not work

Thank you guys for your responses, but I fixed the problem. First off, I just wanted to say that I DID use a CF card for updating the Firmware. I actually did not know it was possible to do so on my computer till just last night after I had copied the .fir file onto the CF card. I wouldn't go the computer route anyways. To me, it just seems to be more logical to install from a CF card right onto the device, rather than doing it from a PC. But as I had said before for some reason, after the update, some of my custom functions were changed and it was just my "Mirror Lock" that was enabled. Once I disabled it, it works perfect now. Although, I did a reset and have to change all my settings back to how I had them before, and recalibrate all my Micro Adjustments for EACH of my lenses (WITH and WITHOUT both my 1.4x and 2x Extenders) using my FoCal program on my laptop. Just waned to let you all know I fixed it and this was my problem in case anyone else ran into this. Thank you all again for your time and responses, everyone. It is much appreciated.
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Re: Updated 7D Firmware and now manual modes do not work


@Odie wrote:
Thank you guys for your responses, but I fixed the problem. First off, I just wanted to say that I DID use a CF card for updating the Firmware. I actually did not know it was possible to do so on my computer till just last night after I had copied the .fir file onto the CF card. I wouldn't go the computer route anyways. To me, it just seems to be more logical to install from a CF card right onto the device, rather than doing it from a PC. But as I had said before for some reason, after the update, some of my custom functions were changed and it was just my "Mirror Lock" that was enabled. Once I disabled it, it works perfect now. Although, I did a reset and have to change all my settings back to how I had them before, and recalibrate all my Micro Adjustments for EACH of my lenses (WITH and WITHOUT both my 1.4x and 2x Extenders) using my FoCal program on my laptop. Just waned to let you all know I fixed it and this was my problem in case anyone else ran into this. Thank you all again for your time and responses, everyone. It is much appreciated.

One of my 7Ds arrived with some gunk in the viewfinder, which I finally noticed after I'd had it for a few days. So I dropped it off at Canon's Jamesburg shop to be cleaned. (It's on the way to my daughter's house in Philadelphia.) The guy at the counter asked me why I hadn't just sent it back to B&H and demanded a replacement. My answer: Because I didn't want to have to re-enter all my AF micro-adjustments!

 

There's another thing too: I was pretty sure that after a trip through the Jamesburg shop, the camera would be even cleaner than an average new one.  Smiley Happy

Bob
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Re: Updated 7D Firmware and now manual modes do not work

It is common to have to redo all your CF and PF after a firmware upgrade.

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Re: Updated 7D Firmware and now manual modes do not work


@ebiggs1 wrote:

It is common to have to redo all your CF and PF after a firmware upgrade.


I've done a lot of firmware upgrades, and the only settings I can recall having to redo were the date and time.

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
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Re: Updated 7D Firmware and now manual modes do not work

I know this is solved but for completeness I'm interested to know what fimrware version you were using on the 7D before the update to 2.0.5?

 

When version 2 firmware came out Canon added a whole bunch of capabilities and features to the camera so quite possible that the instructions mention to reset the camera to defaults after this major firmware update.

 

I have updated many EOS cameras in the past and sometimes I have needed to do a clear all settings and clear all custom functions - sometimes not.

 

A tip if you have many AF micro adjustments is to write them down or photograph the LCD screens with the settings on. 

 

Brian / p4pictures

Canon specialist trainer, author and photographer - http://www.p4pictures.com
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Re: Updated 7D Firmware and now manual modes do not work

I was using 2.0.3 prior to the update to 2.0.5. I'm glad to have everything straight now it was just a matter of setting the mirror lock back to "Disable". Thank you again.
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