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5D III turning off an not reacting anymore
« on: June 19, 2012, 02:48:41 AM »
Did anyone of you notice the M3 crashing and not reacting anymore? I often have it that i want to view the just taken photo but the screen turns off in an instant (im not pressing any buttons, not even the aperture preview). Once i coul'nt get into the menu, had to turn the camera off and on again for it to work.

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5D III turning off an not reacting anymore
« on: June 19, 2012, 02:48:41 AM »

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Re: 5D III turning off an not reacting anymore
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012, 10:11:18 AM »
It might be a bad memory card.  Try doing a full (not Quick) format.  For CF cards, this will have to be done in a computer, but you can do it in camera for a SD card if you select the option.
 
A full or low level format will erase every memory location, and mark bad sectors so the camera will not try to write data to them and hang.
 
Formatting a CF card in camera does not detect bad memory sectors, it just updates the fat table to indicate that the card is empty.  Its always a good idea to do a in camera format after a low level format in your computer.
 
Other than a bad memory card, I'd send it to canon, or exchange it for another with your dealer.

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Re: 5D III turning off an not reacting anymore
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012, 10:11:18 AM »