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    pmorgan
    pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
    11 Oct 2007 - 9:28 AM

    Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me out. Two days ago, for no particular reason, my menu started playing up. I have a Canon 300D (yes I know its ancient) and can now only get the menu up in auto mode. This means that I can no longer get into the extended menu for things like white balance and file types etc. If anybody has any idea why this has happened, and how to rectify it, I'd be most grateful to hear from you.

    Thanks in advance
    Paul

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    strawman
    strawman  1022010 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
    11 Oct 2007 - 9:31 AM

    Cannot think of how to do this, but two thoughts, can you get to the factory reset part of the menu, if yes it would be worth doing that.

    The other way would be to take both batteries out for a bit. If the menu works sometimes it sounds like the SW getting upset, as the button works.

    A fellow user of vintage digital Wink

    Last Modified By strawman at 11 Oct 2007 - 9:31 AM
    pmorgan
    pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
    11 Oct 2007 - 9:59 AM

    Thanks for that John. I can't get to the factory reset, but even if I could, I'm worried that I would then not be able to get to my cutomised settings such as RAW etc. The only thing wrong at the moment is that the white balance is permanently set to daylight - not good if you know my work!

    Do you know if the firmware still available for download anywhere?

    Rgds
    Paul

    strawman
    strawman  1022010 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
    11 Oct 2007 - 10:08 AM

    I think it is just in need of a reset, hence the advice to take the battery out. Can you not change White balance by holding down one of the arrows and rotating the command wheel.

    I would search the cannon site for the firmware, but a hard reset may be enough.

    pmorgan
    pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
    11 Oct 2007 - 10:27 AM

    Hi John,

    No, the arrow wheel combination doesn't seem to work. Guess I'll risk the reset. Cheers!

    Firebaby
    Firebaby  111204 forum posts Faroe Islands
    11 Oct 2007 - 5:27 PM

    For firmware you can google (other search engines are availiable), or try this link
    http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosdigital/E3kr_firmware-e.html

    p3asa
    p3asa  8676 forum posts Scotland
    11 Oct 2007 - 5:34 PM

    Have you put the control wheel round to one of the creative settings and then tried to access the menu? This should give you all the menus, if my memory serves me right. This used to catch me out all the time.

    Steven.

    Last Modified By p3asa at 11 Oct 2007 - 5:35 PM
    pmorgan
    pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
    16 Oct 2007 - 3:14 PM

    Thanks for the help guys. What I actually had to do was painstakingly, screw by screw, take the back off the camera as sand had got in behind the buttons on the back holding one of them in. This prevented me from accessing the menu in auto mode. Works fine now, just one screw was cross threaded, and I had to drill it out - nightmare!

    MrsS
    MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
    16 Oct 2007 - 11:17 PM

    I KNEW there was a reason I liked you Paul!!! Do you happen to know the 300D handshake, by any chance??? Wink

    John - - looks like there'll be Two 300D's on Cheryl's Big Day Out Smile

    Fran xx

    strawman
    strawman  1022010 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
    16 Oct 2007 - 11:21 PM

    Err, shuffles feet, no I sold my 300D and bought a

    cough

    40D.

    says it quickly so no one notices

    I did feel a bit disloyal, but after nearly 4 years I decided now was the time for a new camera.

    But it will be nice to meet you. I am looking forward to it.

    Last Modified By strawman at 16 Oct 2007 - 11:21 PM
    MrsS
    MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
    16 Oct 2007 - 11:22 PM

    Know what you mean, John - - given time and all that .... Wink

    Still - - looking fwd to meeting you in NOV - - hope Cheryl isn't TOO hard a taskmaster Smile

    strawman
    strawman  1022010 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
    16 Oct 2007 - 11:27 PM

    Actually it was Big Bri's fault.

    After that punch in the face at the Avebury "Gorillas in the Mist" meeting where he thumped me one in the face/camera (see my upload from that meet) I thought it time to retire it.

    Still November looks like fun. Remember to pose for those magazine pictures. Wink

    MrsS
    MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
    16 Oct 2007 - 11:29 PM

    Having my hair done specially!!! Wink

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