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QuoteAn Introduction to Service ModeThe ProblemUntil 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 SolutionThe 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 ModeYou 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 ModeThe 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.
Quote from: Sapporo on April 17, 2018, 04:35:13 PMBy checking out the demo it seems wifi and GPS only are locked by software.
Quote from: g3gg0 on April 17, 2018, 09:40:19 PMi'd really love to get hands on for e.g. 600D, 7D or 5D3 to dig a bit deeper into how the camera is calibrated
Quote from: Sapporo on April 18, 2018, 02:38:01 PM$250. It is sure expensive https://www.spt.info/sptstore.php/canon-eos-7d-essential/software-canon-eos-7d-advanced-Start a donation for the software and I am sure we can add some money.Start by asking for the demo over there and check out the software.
Quote from: a1ex on June 13, 2019, 03:04:40 PMIf you need to turn off the factory menu, I can do that without any third party software; just ask.
Quote from: a1ex on June 13, 2019, 10:04:56 PMDone. Also tested the "Factory Menu" on 5D3, EOS M and 70D (and many other models in QEMU). Expecting it to work on any camera running EOS firmware. None of these options are interesting for regular users, so I'm not going to enable it just because we can.
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