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Saw this today:
New Firmware for the 60D -
Not much in it as far as i can see:
Changes Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following fixes. 1. Fixes a phenomenon where the camera's serial number that is displayed in the shooting information of the image does not display the correct serial number. *1) 2. Corrects errors in the Greek, Italian, and Portuguese menu screens.
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It needed to correct the "phenomenon" where the 60d impersonates a brick by showing "card write protected" when the SD card device fails.
Ah, that will be the buy a new card option Sir.
Unless moving the lock switch back and forth on the card a few times clears the problem.
If only, its a big fault with the 60d I'm afraid, the card reader fails, if you own a 60d, it will be appearing on a screen near you soon..
"CARD WRITE PROTECTED ! "
I see else where some one saying " Apperently the micro switch in the reader had failed" in the camera.
Also others suggesting that a simple software option, perhaps in the custom menus to ignore the switch would be one solution that would save you sending it back to canon for an expensive module repair.
Another reason i won't do weddings with just one camera.
Yes it is the switch that fails and it could be firmware written out very easily , you can protect images in camera if need be .
However as it has now failed twice and I switched brand of cards last time, the camera has become a liability and scrapping it is the cheaper option, its £240 a go to have it repaired, it failed again two weeks outside the six month warranty on the first SD slot repair.
Also a friends 60d has suffered the same problem and he is in the queue for the repair to the SD slot (six weeks).
The most annoying part is the repair people at canon pretending they have never heard of the problem.
Pity as the owners of 60'ds are reading about it every day on the screen, was such a nice camera as well, but constant repairs to have the same faulty part replaced have made it unusable, not to mention it fails at the worst time possible.
It makes me wonder if more common problems exist that users don't know of? In a Scott Kelby blog a month back he had a backup NAS device fail for a 2nd time and publicly wrote to canon asking about what could be done - as well as the high profile question get got and published a high profile response. Lots of people were able to comment and agree to a trend effect.
I wonder if there is a high profile canon 60D user whoa can ask this question?
Or could ephotozine have fault surveys available on request where affected users could collate these failings into a growing failure survey by camera model (and then maybe by lens). In this way over time trends would develop and allow end users to see how common a fault really was. It would also then become a user satisfaction guide that should help publicly drive up quality!
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