03-13-2018 03:06 PM
purchased my cannon 70d April 2016 1 year later I had to have a new mother board . Thank goodness it was still under guarentee.
Today march 2018 my camera was not wotking well. So back it goes and guess what? it needs another mother board over £200. They tell me this is commom with 70D and that they have brought out a new and better mother board.
But surely after 2 years I should not be on my 3rd board I am gutted.
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03-14-2018 09:28 AM
I don't usually say things like this, but I believe you are absolutely correct. There appears to be reports from enough people who by no fault of their own have suffered from this defect. That's exactly what it is, a catastrophic defect. I've owned a few items over the years that were the same, and know exactly how you feel. Hard pill to swallow. I'd fix and sell. There is another canon product out there that will live up to the quality you were expecting.
03-15-2018 02:41 PM
"it needs another mother board over £200"
Isn't that MB under warranty? It would be here in the US.
I think it would've if she'd paid for it. But since it was a free replacement for a defective original part, maybe its warranty expires with the original warranty.
03-16-2018 09:41 AM
CPS warrants anything they do. Who knows about the rest of Canon?
Well, Ernie, maybe it's time for one of your occasional paeans to CPS. You're probably CPS's most eloquent spokesman in this forum; so if you don't do it, who will?
Full disclosure: I too am a CPS (Gold) member.
03-17-2018 06:01 AM
You right it the warranty has expired only just. They tell me due to all the problems with the mother board that they have brought a new one out now which is much better. I can only hope as I can’t afford another camera 📷
03-17-2018 11:46 AM - edited 03-17-2018 11:55 AM
Fix, save a little and sell. it will only take a few hundred pounds extra for a 77D and you won't have to worry about the PCB failing a 4th time. No doubt the 70D is a great body... when it works. Reliability is a factor that cannot be ignored. Who has the time or $$$ to constantly have their car or camera in the repair shop.