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zuhel

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Canon 7D Factory Menu
« on: September 11, 2017, 04:09:22 PM »
A camera with the firmware version 7.8.0 8B.7C.4D . Of the additional properties has a menu item "Factory Menu". When connecting the camera to the computer the camera is defined as "Canon EOS Factory connect". There is a possibility to upload the firmware if necessary. If you tell me how to do it.




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Re: Canon 7D Factory Menu
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 05:07:02 AM »
Are you able to use the camera even if your battery hatch is open? If that is the case I just suppose it is not a new firmware but the normal one in service mode.

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An Introduction to Service Mode
The Problem
Until now, the only way to test whether you've successfully fixed a fault on an EOS camera is to completely reassemble it, and make sure the battery and memory card doors are closed, because the camera won't switch on otherwise.

This consumes valuable time, and can tempt you into using some precarious arrangements, like leaving the back panel hanging on by just the ribbon cable, or wedging the door switches closed. These arrangements inevitably lead to broken flexi-boards, connectors, switches, or worse.

They are also susceptible to cameras being inadvertently knocked off the desk, or otherwise damaged, if you happen to touch one of the high-voltage lines of the flash charging circuitry, not to mention the physical pain!

 

The Solution
The Service Mode Plugin solves this problem by setting the camera to a special mode that allows it to power up in a dissassembled state. It also allows you to disable the flash charging circuitry while you perform your repair. This can save many hours of bench time, and prevent those nasty electric shocks.

 

Service Mode
You can use the software to place the camera in Service Mode and/or Flash Disable Mode before you start working on it. Then simply quit the software in the normal way and unplug it.

While in Service Mode, the camera ignores the on/off switch or the door switches. It will power up with the rear display panel completely removed. It will also power up with other major boards completely removed - even the lower board!

While in Flash Disable Mode, you no longer need to remember to discharge the flash capacitor after every time you've connected the battery for testing.

 

You can now save hours of bench time, and avoid many potential accidents:

Access the inside of the camera while powered up, for your scope probes or voltmeters - without inviting disaster by having the back panel hanging off and the door switches wedged.
Test whether you've fixed the fault before fully assembling the camera.
Access important adjustment screws, and test their effect with or without SPT software connected.
Work around the high voltage circuitry in safety
 

Exiting Service Mode
The camera will stay in Service Mode until you reconnect it to SPT Software again. Just press the appropriate buttons on the Service Mode plugin to switch the camera back to normal mode, or switch the flash charge back on.

SPT Software will remind you if the camera is still in Service Mode or Flash Disable Mode every time you quit, so there's no danger of returning it to the customer in the wrong mode.

zuhel

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Re: Canon 7D Factory Menu
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 02:48:45 PM »
When you open the battery compartment, the camera turns off. The same thing happens when you open the card slot SF.

zuhel

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Re: Canon 7D Factory Menu
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 12:43:03 PM »
OK. if this function is not demanded of you, then tell me how to get out of it in normal mode?