Warranty and ML - User Reports

Started by scrax, December 08, 2012, 12:53:26 AM

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Please guys if you had experience about Canon servicing or not your camera under warranty with ML installed, post about it here so we can have a more clear idea on how ML influences warranties. ;)
I'm using ML2.3 for photography with:
EOS 600DML | EOS 400Dplus | EOS 5D MLbeta5- EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro  - EF-S 17-85mm f4-5.6 IS USM - EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM - 580EXII - OsX, PS, LR, RawTherapee, LightZone -no video experience-


In 2010 Canon repaired my 550D that was crashed over warranty. ML firmeware was still installed.
550d (Same serial numer) came back to me repaired and with clean 1.1.9 and no comments from Canon at all.
5D Mark III, SP 24-70 2.8 Di VC, KB 1000x 64Gb, KB 1050x 128GB


If you remove the software then would there be any trace that the software has ever been there?

From my understanding it can be removed without a trace. Is this not true?

If this is the case then Canon would never have any way to prove that the software was on there.
5DMKII | 500D | KOMPUTERBAY 32GB Professional 1000x |Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II | Samyang 35mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC | Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III | Zoom H2 (4CH. audio recorder) | Mac OS X 10.9.2 | Photoshop CC | After Effects CC | Final Cut Pro 7


I actually called the Canon service center in Virginia back in Feb of this year, and talked with one of the service techs regarding ML and Canon's warranty.

He told me he had heard of ML and was familiar with it and that it did not void the service warranty.

He also mentioned that they request you pull the battery and storage media prior to sending your camera in for service.  No trace of ML.

I wonder how many canon reps use ML.

Walter Schulz

Common statement: "There will be no trace of ML if the card (where ML is installed) will be removed".
That's not correct! The camera's boot flag is still enabled and therefore detectable.



Yes but apparently Canon doesn't even care about the bootflag.
Canon EOS 6D, 60D, 50D.
Sigma 70-200 EX OS HSM, Sigma 70-200 Apo EX HSM, Samyang 14 2.8, Samyang 35 1.4, Samyang 85 1.4.
Proud supporter of Magic Lantern.


Had a 5d3's SD slot fail - sent it in they fixed it under warranty.  I did change the firmware to 1.2.1 first, but obviously the bootflag was set.  No problems.


Canon EOS 1100D w/ 18-55mm | ML Nightly Build Tester