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Canon t3i won't turn on???
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Jan 17, 2012 11:51:10   #
Iduno
 
My camera won't turn on. Thought it was batteries so I recharged all. Took 3 shots and thought all was fine. This morning won't turn on. Has anyone had a similar issue? I've changed lenses ?? Charged and recharged batteries, and tried with and without battery grip. I'm up in Alaska for the first time and missing some great shooting ops.
 
Jan 17, 2012 11:52:54   #
MWAC
 
This is going to sound dumb, but is the camera full on? My canon has an off, checkmark looking thing and then on. If I have it on the checkmark (between off and on) it will not take photos.
Jan 17, 2012 11:56:27   #
Iduno
 
T3i is either off or on. No mid point. Thanks.
Jan 17, 2012 12:20:38   #
emrob62
 
Have the same camera but not that problem. You oviously have internet access can you google the situation or go to cannon site for troubleshooting advice?
Jan 17, 2012 12:22:48   #
steve40
 
Use a pencil eraser - clean battery contacts, and those in the camera. May not fix, but its worth a try. :)
Jan 17, 2012 13:50:46   #
Victor S
 
Iduno wrote:
My camera won't turn on. Thought it was batteries so I recharged all. Took 3 shots and thought all was fine. This morning won't turn on. Has anyone had a similar issue? I've changed lenses ?? Charged and recharged batteries, and tried with and without battery grip. I'm up in Alaska for the first time and missing some great shooting ops.


Make sure something isn't killing the battery. I had that happen once on my T3i and now have a backup battery fully charged in my bag. :thumbup:
 
Jan 18, 2012 05:46:50   #
swimbob
 
Maybe you have a faulty battery.The first backup battery I bought wouldn't hold a charge. I took it back and returned it for another and everything works great now.
Jan 18, 2012 07:07:39   #
Dria
 
Just in case you have something funky set in your menu...
take the battery out.
turn the camera on
hold down the shutter release button for 30 seconds (to drain residual power)
then put charged battery in.
I hope it was a fluke and your camera is fine.
Jan 18, 2012 08:08:38   #
oldtool2
 
Check memory card. My camera is set so it will not shoot if no card so pull it and replace it. Also make sure the door for the memory card is closed all the way or the camera will not turn on.

Jim D
Jan 18, 2012 08:24:57   #
Iduno
 
BINGO !!!

oldtool2 wrote:
Check memory card. My camera is set so it will not shoot if no card so pull it and replace it. Also make sure the door for the memory card is closed all the way or the camera will not turn on.

Jim D


Thanks to all that offered suggestions. Here's what I finally discovered and it is right along the lines of Jim D's response. There is a small switch being engaged when the battery door is closed. I'm using a battery grip so you have to remove the door. The grip is supposed to engage the switch when it is installed and it has done this successfully for the past 6 months or so that I've used it. All of a sudden it no longer does. If I remove the grip and manually press the switch in the camera works.
I don't have the battery door with me as I had not intended to remove the grip while in Alaska. So, I don't know if replacing the battery grip with the original door will solve the problem.
So, in the spirit of full disclosure, the battery grip is a third party knock off that cost a fraction of what an OEM grip would have cost. If that turns out to be the problem, my bad.
Thanks again for all that offered suggestions.
btw - I found surprisingly little on Google or the Canon website that was of any use.
Jan 18, 2012 09:09:12   #
oldtool2
 
Cut a couple pieces of paper and put them in the hole where the contact is, then put the battery grip back in. This should allow the contact to make. Once you get it to work don't remove the battery grip again till you get home.

This switch is a nice safety feature but justone more thing to go wrong. The paper should allow enough thickness for the contact to make.

Jim D
 
Jan 18, 2012 13:44:08   #
melphoto60
 
MWAC wrote:
This is going to sound dumb, but is the camera full on? My canon has an off, checkmark looking thing and then on. If I have it on the checkmark (between off and on) it will not take photos.


dont you have the 40D? if so you have an off/on/check mark thingy. read the manual you can in TV/AV set the exposure value -/+ using the check mark and rear comand dial. In manual you adjust the meetering from - / + in the check mark mode using front dial (shutter speed) and rear dial (apture value). and it will take photos.
Jan 18, 2012 13:47:34   #
vallabh1
 
GOOGLE YOUR PROBLEM YOU MAY COME UP WITH SOME ANS.
Jan 18, 2012 14:53:24   #
melphoto60
 
dont they have a slot in the battery grip to store the battery door from camera? The vello battery grip does.

Iduno wrote:
BINGO !!!

oldtool2 wrote:
Check memory card. My camera is set so it will not shoot if no card so pull it and replace it. Also make sure the door for the memory card is closed all the way or the camera will not turn on.

Jim D


Thanks to all that offered suggestions. Here's what I finally discovered and it is right along the lines of Jim D's response. There is a small switch being engaged when the battery door is closed. I'm using a battery grip so you have to remove the door. The grip is supposed to engage the switch when it is installed and it has done this successfully for the past 6 months or so that I've used it. All of a sudden it no longer does. If I remove the grip and manually press the switch in the camera works.
I don't have the battery door with me as I had not intended to remove the grip while in Alaska. So, I don't know if replacing the battery grip with the original door will solve the problem.
So, in the spirit of full disclosure, the battery grip is a third party knock off that cost a fraction of what an OEM grip would have cost. If that turns out to be the problem, my bad.
Thanks again for all that offered suggestions.
btw - I found surprisingly little on Google or the Canon website that was of any use.
BINGO !!! br br quote=oldtool2 Check memory card... (show quote)
Jan 20, 2012 21:58:09   #
william48
 
Have you tried a different memory card?
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