Author Topic: Camera looks like bricked? First things to try for restoring it.  (Read 19063 times)

scrax

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If your camera is having failure when using ML there are some standard procedure to do for solving and investigate the problem.

bad shutdown
Switch camera Off, remove: battery, card and lens.
Reattach lens, close card slot, reinsert battery and switch camera On again

card failure
Restart camera without any card,
if camera starts ok format the card on Pc and then try it on camera

bad ML config
rename /ML/SETTINGS/MAGIC.CFG to ML/SETTINGS/MAGIC.BAK
restart camera (default settings start-up)

Startup mode problem
Try to start up the camera in every dial mode

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Re: Camera looks like bricked? First things to try for restoring it.
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2014, 03:53:11 PM »
Hello,
I installed magic lantern and then when removing the memory the camera stop working.
Now is ok but I can't install again the ML because when I put the memory with the firmware the camera does not turn.

Do you know how I can fix it?
Sorry my English.

dmilligan

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Re: Camera looks like bricked? First things to try for restoring it.
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2014, 09:11:54 PM »
reformat the card in the computer,
then put it back in the camera and format it in the camera,
then use EOSCard or macboot to set the bootflag on the card
then put the ML files on the card

if it still doesn't work you might have damaged the card, try another one.

You don't need to 'reinstall' ML b/c you already have the camera bootflag set.

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Re: Camera looks like bricked? First things to try for restoring it.
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2014, 03:30:02 PM »
hey guys, first post so don't bash too hard.

so i think i bricked my 7D after using ML for a few days, tried all the above steps and the camera is completely unresponsive. if anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated!!
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Walter Schulz

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Re: Camera looks like bricked? First things to try for restoring it.
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2014, 03:42:59 PM »
Okay, basics first:
You're absolutely sure your battery is ok? You have removed battery and reinserted it? Tried different batteries? No battery grip involved?
Startup without card inserted.

If you insert a card, close compartment and turn the cam on is the LED flashing?

Sorry, if you already tried this but please try again.

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Re: Camera looks like bricked? First things to try for restoring it.
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2014, 06:45:36 PM »
hey Walter,

thank you for getting back to me so quickly. sorry for the scare but it turned out my battery had died. what threw me off was that i do have a battery grip, and thinking maybe one battery had died i had tried the second battery, but didn't think about the fact that they both could be dead. so i charged one up and threw it in and viola! it works perfectly.

thanks again for helping me out though  :)
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Re: Camera looks like bricked? First things to try for restoring it.
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2015, 08:01:50 AM »
Hi there,
My first try with ML firmware on my 5D Mk2 was scary - I downloaded the 2nd-to-latest nightly build as the latest link wasn't going anywhere.
I extracted the zip file and as instructed, copied the resulting folder onto the formatted memory card.
When I tried updating firmware the camera told me I need to have a firmware file on the card.
Next I tried copying the files a level down to the card, but must have mucked something up, as when installing I got the error message: (something like) can't see the CROPMKS folder.
The screen went black and stayed that way no matter what I tried. It has been a fairly stressful Sunday afternoon, :'( but this is what finally worked:

1/ Remove small memory battery (take tiny screw out first!!!)
2/ Remove main battery and CF card and close all doors on camera (not the house)
3/ Switch camera on and push every button on it one by one to help discharge residual power
4/  On my computer I opened the magiclantern-Nightly.2015Apr28.5D2212 folder that I downloaded and extracted (the second time I used Stuffit Expander instead of Zipeg) and copied everything WITHIN that folder to the CF card: (ML folder and 2 other files)
5/ I inserted the CF card, plugged in the small memory battery, put the main battery in.
6/ I switched the camera on, and was so relieved to be able to set the date / time, etc, and then use the camera.

Sadly, the 2 things I wanted the firmware update for: Auto ISO on Manual, and Auto focus when filming were both not there.
I thought someone would have figured this out by now.

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Re: Camera looks like bricked? First things to try for restoring it.
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2015, 08:08:10 AM »
1: Completely unnecessary. It's clock battery.
3: Unnecessary, too.

To sum it up: After you followed instructions it worked.

And you might want to explore module Autoexpo.mo.