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secablue
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Posted Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:19AM

I was very very fortunate yesterday... just completing an important Video shoot with my Canon 5D2, i ran late for another shoot, so re-scheduled.   Then turned on my camera again to get one shot on my way home, and everything went wrong... it turned on, but would not focus, and then Error 80 appeared flashing on the top screen.   Turned it off, took battery out (even tried different battery), CF, etc, but nothing worked.   Now when i turn it on, it takes a few seconds to show anything on the top screen, but does not recognise any CF installed, cannot access menu on main screen, and after approx 10sec, Error 80 appears.   I was only using Canon lenses and tried swapping them too.


Well, done some research that it is an electrical fault... sounds expensive :/ Another good fortune is having my 7D with me as back-up.  And is the last day of the last Yacht Show today.   My 5D2 is approx 3yrs old, only taken approx 25K shutters.


I was thinking of upgrading to the 5D3, but have read many of them have experienced Error 80 too! (near new!).
HeliRy
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Posted Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:45AM
Is your 5Dii hacked?
secablue
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Posted Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:52AM
no.
TexPhoto
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Posted Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:49AM
Error 80 is definitly a problem for some 5DIIIs.  Mine for example.  I was getting it about 1 out of every 100 shots at first, and that is with a the little wireless SD card from Eye-Fi.  As that seemed like it might be the problem (and i was not supper happy with it anyway), i removed it and Error 80 dropped of to maybe 1 of every 1000 shots.  I have not sent my camera in for repair yet, but will soon.  I live outside the US, and shpping is going to be $100 or more both ways so I've been holding off.
secablue
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Posted Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:11AM

So I take it that no one reading here has ever experienced an Error 80 with a 5D2, and knows what the outcome of the repair may be?...
slobo
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Posted Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:03PM
I assume you tried cleaning contacts on camera with alcohol?
TheRealDarla
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Posted Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:50AM
Re-seat your chip.
secablue
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Posted Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:20PM

I don't think cleaning contacts would help, when it has power, but I cannot access anything on the screen, and it does not recognise any lens or memory card...


How do you re-seat a chip?   I have taken it to the authorised Canon repair shop here now... will see what they make of it.   
slobo
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Posted Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:59AM
Posted By secablue:

I don't think cleaning contacts would help, when it has power, but I cannot access anything on the screen, and it does not recognise any lens or memory card...

Once I had poor connection with one lens and error showed up. However, you can take a lens completely off and camera should show the menu just fine.
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Posted Sat Oct 6, 2012 7:57AM
Problems with memory card may cause errors too.
secablue
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Posted Mon Oct 8, 2012 1:53PM
that is true... if there was a memory card in the camera when the Error 80 appears :P
secablue
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Posted Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:19AM
Have my 5D2 back from repair after the Error80... Canon authorised repairer have replaced the main circuit board... approx 700USD later :/ The tech said he had seen this very very rarely in the 5D2.
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