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Camera Emergency Department / Canon EOS M Bricked!
February 02, 2020, 03:44:18 PM
Gents, I need help with my bricked EOS M. I wrote yesterday in the facebook group but will also post here, as I'm getting slightly desperate now.

The story is after shooting 23 clips, I was switching wind attenuator off and the on when the camera powered down leaving solid orange light lit. Long story short, dozens of power ups and downs, lens, card and battery swaps, there are two behaviours the camera would exhibit:

when the card is in the camera
- green will blink few times like during a normal power up but the screen will never get powered, connecting an external monitor would show no signal
- connecting the camera to PC via cable does not work at all

when the card is not in the camera
- green will blink indefinitely and screen will power up but show nothing on it, connecting an external monitor shows current mode --- or --- Err 70 will be displayed
- connecting the camera to PC via cable works as intended but EOS Utility can't perform firmware update as it needs card in the camera

At the time of the incident, I was using Danne's January build. After hours of browsing, I ended up finding this topic, which seems to sum up what's going on.

I tried just about everything but nothing would work if there is card in the camera. I can't believe there is no way to perform a hard reset or flash the camera using the PC as firmware medium or, I don't know, using some low level command line tool or something.  :'(