« on: August 16, 2014, 12:12:15 AM »
With all the talk about the 7dii, I grabbed my previously trusty 7d only to find it won't boot. Tried multiple otherwise good batteries (tested in 5diii also) and replaced the clock battery, so it is not the battery. Also tried to reboot by holding down the shutter button while empty of battery and cards. Also tried cycling all the door buttons, no joy.
My summary is that I've done all I can and it needs a trip to repair, for out of warranty repair, unless anyone else has a shining idea.
So these thoughts come to mind: Is there a current loyalty program to trade broken bodies towards new? I could not find one but it may be a well kept secret. Or rephrased should I plan to use this body to apply to loyalty program.
Is it worth it to fix this body given a guesstimate that it will run $350 + even with CPS or should I save toward a future new body?
If there was only one axis of decision fix or not it would be an easy decision. The other considerations make it interesting as a decision.