Error 70 Message

Sep 24, 2012
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Colleagues:
My well-used but very well cared-for 5D Mark 3 just spouted an 'error message 70.' I have done everything can think of: cleaned contacts, changed lenses, changed battery, cards, turned off/on several times.
Short of sending to CPS (I'm gold) does anyone have insight into this?
I have a 1Dx but I use both cameras daily.
Thank you for your time/suggestions.
If anyone wants to e mail me directly, feel free.

See addendum here, the next morning:

Thanks, each and all, for the error 70 suggestions.
I called CPS this morning and got excellent advice:
Since the error 70 message is triggered by an image defect, he suggested trying the cards one at a time, alone in the camera. So:
1. I took both cards out, turned camera on; the menu said it would not shoot without a card (which is of course how I set up the menu.) So far, so good.
2. I put in a different CF card. It worked.
3. I put in the same CF card. It worked.
4. I put in the SD card (alone); error 70. Camera unusable.
5. I put in a different SD card. It worked.
6. I put in new SD card and CF card. It worked.
So I think it is the original SD card.

A round of applause for Mill's Method of Concomitant Variation (and CPS!!)

The SD card is a Lexar Professional 64G 633X card, which, curiously, I have used for 3-4 months without any problems. So it all of a sudden got the vapors. I will have a chat with them.

Has anyone else experienced this with that type of Lexar card?

Thanks all, again.
 

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ahsanford

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unfocused said:
More Information:

http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/education/infobank/camera_settings/eos_error_codes_and_messages.do

http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/2012/eos_error_msgs.shtml

If you determine it is not a memory card problem, but a camera problem, overnight it to CPS. It will cost you for overnight shipping, but they will most likely have it fixed by Monday and back in your hands as early as Wednesday.
Recently happened to my 5D3 for the very first time and I was on a maternity shoot for a friend at the time. And it was my only body. Zoinks.

Thankfully, the dad in the shoot also was a photographer, and he simply recommended I pull the battery and start it up again. Worked fine after that.

But thanks for the resources, unfocused -- I'll have a look at those.

- A
 
Sep 24, 2012
60
1
www.rudoffphoto.com
Thanks, each and all, for the error 70 suggestions.
I called CPS this morning and got excellent advice:
Since the error 70 message is triggered by an image defect, he suggested trying the cards one at a time, alone in the camera. So:
1. I took both cards out, turned camera on; the menu said it would not shoot without a card (which is of course how I set up the menu.) So far, so good.
2. I put in a different CF card. It worked.
3. I put in the same CF card. It worked.
4. I put in the SD card (alone); error 70. Camera unusable.
5. I put in a different SD card. It worked.
6. I put in new SD card and CF card. It worked.
So I think it is the original SD card.

A round of applause for Mill's Method of Concomitant Variation (and CPS!!)

The SD card is a Lexar Professional 64G 633X card, which, curiously, I have used for 3-4 months without any problems. So it all of a sudden got the vapors. I will have a chat with them.

Has anyone else experienced this with that type of Lexar card?

Thanks all, again.