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General Help Q&A / 600D not detecting Magic Lantern
« on: February 12, 2014, 11:02:14 PM »
Hi all
New member here from Wales, UK.

Canon 600D, no modifications, firmware 1.0.2 (factory installed)

Having finally decided to bite the bullet, I've spent most of today trawling this site trying to install Magic Lantern on my camera, but despite my efforts it remains exactly as it left the factory. I have tried any number of different workflows, using 3 different SD cards, downloaded and extracted the ML files at least 3 times (on the off chance that something got corrupted somewhere along the way) and followed at least half a dozen videos on Youtube, but to no avail.
Regardless of what I do I always get the message "Firmware update program - Update file cannot be found. Please check the memory card and reload the battery and try again".

So in desperation I'm asking for help before I admit defeat.

Relevant information:
Kingston 2gb SD card
SanDisk 2gb SD card
SanDisk Extreme Pro 16gb SDHC card

1. Downloaded and unzipped ML 2.3
2. Formatted card in laptop (built-in card reader)
3. Formatted card in camera (low-level)
4. Put card back into laptop, and copy across ML files (into root)
5. Put card back into camera, go to firmware update, and get the above error message.

I have tried the above steps using all three cards, I have tried variations of the above steps, including:
deleting all redundant .fir files (for other cameras)
Swapping over steps 2 & 3
I have tried overwriting the current firmware with 1.0.1, just to see if it would work (same result, got the above error message)
Used EOSCard to make the card bootable
Used EOSCard to add the ML files to the card
More variations that I can't remember now.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what might be causing this, and what I might try to resolve the issue.

Thanks in advance :)

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