Canon EOS 1000D problem - no power

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Canon EOS 1000D problem - no power

Postby Sickbag_andy » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:31 am

I went to use my EOS 1000D yesterday but when I turned it on there was absolutely nothing happened, I tried my spare battery and still nothing.
I think it might be due to getting caught in a storm last week when I got soaked as did the camera ( I was on a golf course and it was sunny when I set out but got a heavy storm with no shelter and not protective clothing on so guess it might be my fault) . At least my other camera was safely hidden away in my car but didnt have that with me yesterday so was caught out totally.

I did some reading up and it seems there are micro fuses in side the camera which have probably failed (short circuited due to moisture in the battery compartment maybe?) - I'm not going to open it up to look but before I take it to the camera doctor has anybody had a similar experience with no power which was something simple which didnt involve taken camera apart , i.e. something I can try before I go to the experts? The battery had power in it and the spare was fully charged when I stuck it on the charger the green light came on almost immediately (i.e. a few seconds) so definitely not battery flat. any advice welcome, thanks

Note - I've found that there is a Canon repair specialist in colchester so can drop it off to them easily and as long as the problem isn't terminal then a good clean and service at same time may be of benefit anyway - might be money well spent.
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Re: Canon EOS 1000D problem - no power

Postby Mayfly » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:28 am

Is it still damp or has it thoroughly dried out?
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Re: Canon EOS 1000D problem - no power

Postby Sickbag_andy » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:28 am

Mayfly wrote:Is it still damp or has it thoroughly dried out?



it's dry now Pam, I'm taking it to the canon centre at colchester this p.m. good news is that if it IS water damage tehn my insurance will cover it all but the first £50 excess, depending on what the problem is it could be about £80 (service and minor repairs) or £150 (new circuit board). a bit of a relief. I'd forgotten about insurance in my flustering until clive (WCG) on TVOC metioned it - thanks very much to Clive!
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Re: Canon EOS 1000D problem - no power

Postby Mayfly » Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:40 pm

Yes claiming on the insurance wouldn't have occurred to me either and I especially made sure mine was covered away from home!!

Money for old rope this insurance malarky :)) :)) :))
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Re: Canon EOS 1000D problem - no power

Postby 10680 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:16 am

My 550D died after rain. A month outside warranty. Cost me £250 to repair. :((
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Re: Canon EOS 1000D problem - no power

Postby Sickbag_andy » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:40 am

10680 wrote:My 450D died after rain. A month outside warranty. Cost me £250 to repair. :((


an expensive lesson Ken, hope it's okay now.

Everybody please note - if you read nothing else on here today read this -

make sure you insure your photographic gear for accidental damage away from home, and some policies may require you to identify particular items if they are over a certain value. I also have records of all my serial numbers just in case I or the insurance company require them at any time.
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Re: Canon EOS 1000D problem - no power

Postby Mayfly » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:12 am

Obviously each insure policy varies but in the main when I enquired it was generally items below £1500 - £2000 [depending on Insurance company] were included when you request away from home cover but anything more expensive needs to be itemised.
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Re: Canon EOS 1000D problem - no power

Postby 10680 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:26 am

Sickbag_andy wrote:.....

an expensive lesson Ken, hope it's okay now.

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Yes, fine now. :) I only go out in the sun. ;)
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