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| p.1 #4 · Canon 40D stuck in Portrait mode, can't make any changes. |
Portrait mode is one of the point 'n shoot modes on the "Basic Zone" side of the mode dial. So you're saying the dial does not rotate or that it rotates but remains forever stuck in Portrait mode? Realize all the modes in the Basic Zone limit user access to both menus and input controls. So you rotated the mode dial to the "Creative Zone" (P, Av, Tv, M, etc) and reset the PRAM (button cell & mains out) and it's still in Portrait mode? Not much more you can do at a user level. I'd have to say either the mode dial is broken or the internal electronics have failed. Both require a trip to Canon Service.
I just purchased a used Canon 40D that actually takes good photos, but is stuck in Portrait mode and no matter what I do I can't change anything. EOS Utility shows it's at ver. 1.1.1, but the menu shows very abreviated options and even taking out both batteries and letting it set overnight doesn't change anything. Is there some secret handshake magic that you can do in conjunction with removing both batteries that can force the software to reset, or let me re-install the firmware?
Also, when you hit the Info button it has the words Restricted D, I can't find any reference to that in either the user manual or the downloaded service and repair manual.
I'm trying to keep my investment down to a minimum on this body, so any insight will be appreciated.