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Old Aug 6, 2009, 12:39 PM   #1
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Hello. I'm on vacation and my 50D is giving me problems. I am wondering if it is CF card problems. The camera will take a photo or two and then take 8-10 black photos. When I download these photos I am getting an error.

We are in a remote area and there is no place to buy another CF card (i've looked) It is a Sandisk Extreme III 4gb.

Also, I did just upgrade to the lastest firmware today. I've formatted the card multiple times. (not erased - formatted)

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old Aug 6, 2009, 12:51 PM   #2
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If you are able to place a phone call, 800-828-4040 is canon's phone number. They have people specifically dedicated to the advanced cameras. It might be worth a phone call. Sorry I cannot be of any more help to you.

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Old Aug 7, 2009, 8:24 AM   #3
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If you are able to place a phone call, 800-828-4040 is canon's phone number. They have people specifically dedicated to the advanced cameras. It might be worth a phone call. Sorry I cannot be of any more help to you.

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Thanks Pastor. I upgraded the firmware and that along with every other thing I have tried seems to get it going - at least last night.

Thanks for posting the number though. It might come in handy - hopefully I won't need to use it.
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Old Aug 11, 2009, 10:16 AM   #4
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Here are some things you can try when the error message occurs:
1. Take out the card and with compressed air, blow out any dust that may be in the card slot.
2. Clean the contact points of your lens.
3. When the error message shows, pop out the battery while the camera is ON, wait 30 seconds and put it back in. This causes the camera(computer) to reboot.
4. Open the card slot door, don't take out the card, now clip the door back in place.

I too have received error messages on my 20d and doing these things have corrected the errors all the time. Hope these little tricks help.
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Hello. Thanks for all the tips but I am going to have to send it to Canon for repair.
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Old Oct 1, 2009, 5:23 PM   #6
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~UPDATE~ I've sent my 50D into Canon twice since I posted and am getting ready to send it in for the 3rd time.

First time, they just cleaned it and sent it back.

Second time, replaced the shutter

Third time...now they think it is sensor problems.

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Old Oct 2, 2009, 12:18 AM   #7
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just ask them to replace the camera as a whole.. kinda sad to hear your struggle with that camera. But these things can add value to canon if they just accept that ur 50D needs just a replacement body
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