Author Topic: How to quit service mode on a Canon camera?  (Read 371 times)

maxtorine

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How to quit service mode on a Canon camera?
« on: November 23, 2022, 03:39:37 AM »
Hi everyone!

I hope someone will be able to solve my problem.
My Canon SL2 main board died and I ordered a new one from Canon Canada.
I've installed the new board and the camera started working properly.
However it loads into service mode, meaning the camera powers up as soon as I insert the battery.
I have an additional item in the menu - Factory Menu.
So I googled this and found out that my main board is set to service mode.
I can't find any solution online except for buying the SPT Software and using it to set the main board back to normal.
But it is so expensive!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Walter Schulz

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Re: How to quit service mode on a Canon camera?
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2022, 06:32:50 PM »
Tornado EOS should be a more affordable option.

petabyte

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Re: How to quit service mode on a Canon camera?
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2022, 08:23:38 PM »
You can disable it with EvProcs over USB: https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=20507.msg240093#msg240093
mlinstall supports calling EvProcs with parameters. I think chdkptp can do it too.
Edit: Nevermind - I think service mode disables PTP. You might be able to install ML on it and run the EvProc from Lua.

maxtorine

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Re: How to quit service mode on a Canon camera?
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2022, 09:00:46 PM »
Tornado EOS should be a more affordable option.

Thank you! Never heard of that one but will give it a try if I can't find a free solution  :)

maxtorine

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Re: How to quit service mode on a Canon camera?
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2022, 09:05:04 PM »
You can disable it with EvProcs over USB: https://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=20507.msg240093#msg240093
mlinstall supports calling EvProcs with parameters. I think chdkptp can do it too.
Edit: Nevermind - I think service mode disables PTP. You might be able to install ML on it and run the EvProc from Lua.

Thanks! Looks like ML does not support the SL2. One of the prerequisites is the proper firmware, I have some kind of version 5.0.1 (ff) installed, which I think is part of the service mode.

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Re: How to quit service mode on a Canon camera?
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2022, 11:09:03 AM »
Thank you! Never heard of that one but will give it a try if I can't find a free solution  :)
Ask the creater of Tornado EOS if the paid version will be able to solve your service menu issue.

maxtorine

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Re: How to quit service mode on a Canon camera?
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2022, 05:42:51 PM »
Ask the creater of Tornado EOS if the paid version will be able to solve your service menu issue.

Yep, I have sent them an email. No response so far.

maxtorine

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Re: How to quit service mode on a Canon camera?
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2022, 11:35:23 PM »
Thanks everyone for chiming in!
Tornado worked like a charm. They sent me instructions on how to initialize the new main board properly and looks like the camera is back to business.