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Canon 7D Unusual Problem?
« on: April 15, 2012, 10:33:26 PM »
Hi all !

I have a new Canon 7D, the camera is a beast as everyone knows, solid as a rock.

but, Everytime i Remove or replace batteries or memory card, the LCD screen Flashes for a tiny second. Sometimes flashes when I  Turn off or on the camera or even whan im closing the memory slot. This doesnt affect the camera in any means, but why this happens?
Why everyones 7D dont do this and mine does. I will have to send it to a technician, but since this doesnt bother me i keep using it for work and nobody want their camera stop working for techinical review. Is it going to affect in the future? Why this happens to me  ???

Any info will be apreciated

thanks


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Canon 7D Unusual Problem?
« on: April 15, 2012, 10:33:26 PM »

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Re: Canon 7D Unusual Problem?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2012, 09:16:59 AM »
Are you saying that your camera is _on_ when you're replacing the battery or memory card!?  Turn the camera off man!

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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012, 12:25:16 PM »
No my friend

The camera is always off , thats the thing.

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Re: Canon 7D Unusual Problem?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012, 01:01:57 PM »
I have two 7D's.  I just checked and confirmed that I do not see what you describe.  On or off, no flashing or other screen glitch.  Might want to get that replaced asap - sounds like a short in a chip or something.  Not good!
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Re: Canon 7D Unusual Problem?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012, 01:06:31 PM »
your camera is completely broken, send it to me for further "testing"
just kidding. I haven't heard of this one before, but this is the only problem? does it just flash on and then go off in a fraction of a second? if there are no other issues besides just a momentary blink I wouldn't worry about it and just go with it, but that's just me. but this is what warranties and exchange policies are for, no?

I haven't had the chance to mess with a camera that uses batteries with an ID, but could it be something like the camera just reading the ID off the battery momentarily?
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Re: Canon 7D Unusual Problem?
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2012, 01:12:34 PM »
I did the same thing here and did not get any flicker.  I would return for another copy.
 
Definitely unusual.
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Re: Canon 7D Unusual Problem?
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2012, 01:13:11 PM »
The flashing you are describing does not occur on my 7D. Not when removing the memorycard (of course camera is switched off) and not while taking out the battery  (of course camera is switched off)


The only sort of flashing you will have is from the sensor cleaning - if you switched that option ON. And this happens while turning the camera ON. But that is not the flashing you describe.


My suggestion: return while in warrenty period.
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Re: Canon 7D Unusual Problem?
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2012, 01:53:02 PM »
My 7D has never done that, and I've had it since the 7D came out! I 2nd/3rd/4th/5th everybody else, return it under warranty for a fresh copy.

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Re: Canon 7D Unusual Problem?
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2012, 02:42:45 PM »
I have a gripped 7D and as soon as I open the battery door of the battery grip or the CF door the display simply goes off: no flashing, no blinking...

...when closing the battery door the red bulb below the wheel blinks. That's all.


I assume that you are using a genuine Canon LP-E6, right?
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Re: Canon 7D Unusual Problem?
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2012, 03:03:48 PM »
Can you post some video of this behaviour? Could be recorded by phone or anything, just to give imagination of what you're describing.
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Re: Canon 7D Unusual Problem?
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2012, 03:04:19 PM »
Abnormal behavior, mine has never exhibited this.  Although you might get lucky and have no further issues, problems just don't go away, often they will worsen and spread to something else.  I wouldnt take any chances, return it. 

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Re: Canon 7D Unusual Problem?
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2012, 03:12:16 PM »
Hi all !

I have a new Canon 7D, the camera is a beast as everyone knows, solid as a rock.

but, Everytime i Remove or replace batteries or memory card, the LCD screen Flashes for a tiny second. Sometimes flashes when I  Turn off or on the camera or even whan im closing the memory slot. This doesnt affect the camera in any means, but why this happens?
Why everyones 7D dont do this and mine does. I will have to send it to a technician, but since this doesnt bother me i keep using it for work and nobody want their camera stop working for techinical review. Is it going to affect in the future? Why this happens to me  ???

Any info will be apreciated

thanks

My 7D is doing exatly same, usually when taking memorycard off or putting it back. Could be just the memory slot door, not the card itself.

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Re: Canon 7D Unusual Problem?
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2012, 03:39:25 PM »
I would senti it for a check...
By the way, i never switch any of my reflex off befor changing memory card.... And often neither to cange battery.
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Re: Canon 7D Unusual Problem?
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2012, 03:41:49 PM »
I would make sure the camera is off when opening either the battery compartment OR the SD slot on general principal, but that's just me.
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Re: Canon 7D Unusual Problem?
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2012, 04:19:01 PM »
My 7D has done this from new 2 years ago, when closing the memory door. I have not had any issues with the camera and never considered it before. I would check with Canon as its under warranty, but as I said, I have not had any adverse issues. ???

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Re: Canon 7D Unusual Problem?
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2012, 04:19:01 PM »