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I have an older very...
I have an older very exerienced EOS 20D. After turn-on, the camera will only shoot one photo. Photo quality is good. Neither the auto focus nor the shutter release will function after the 1st photo. If I change to Mode dial to P, it will shoot 1 photo, then lock. If I change the Mode Dial to another setting (say P) and back to full auto, it will take one photo, then refuse to function.

Need to use the camera next Tues. Help..
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Camera and Video
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Camera and Video Technician: Neil, Camera and Video Technician replied 8 years ago
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The first thing we need to check is the memory card, do you have another card we can test with?

 

If not then try downloading all your photos off the card and then format the card in the camera and test...

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

You did not read my first report. Photos are being recorded to the card, and are of good quality. I have multiple cards. Changing cards, or using a blank card does not change the results.

The camera simply does not take more that 1 photo after it is switched on.

Camera and Video Technician: Neil, Camera and Video Technician replied 8 years ago

Sorry, but you didn't specify that you had used other cards and I have seen cameras with faulty cards do the same symptoms as yours, there is even a Canon service bulletin on compatibility issues with 20Ds and Lexar cards...

 

As you have ruled out the card we can look at other things...

 

If you take a photo does the photo show up on the lcd screen immediately after?

 

Once the camera is stopped does turning the camera off then on allow to you to take another picture or do you have to remove the battery?

 

Is there any error mesaages such as "Busy" or Err 99?



Edited by Neil on 6/18/2010 at 10:42 PM EST
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