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MK2

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Acrylic Dome Port Scratches Repair

20 October 2014 - 12:50 PM

I had some bad scratches on my acrylic dome port that have appeared in my images. With limited resources here in Cozumel, I went to a paint store and found some 1500 grit wet sandpaper. I went to an auto supply store and bought some Turtle Wax Polishing Compound. First I sanded out the scratches with the wet sandpaper ( 1500 grit). I did this lightly and took my time. I then used the Turtle Wax Polishing Compund to remove the scratches from the sandpaper. Lastly, I used toothpaste as a final polish. Thing looks like new now! I was looking at buying one of the expensive kits others have recommended but this does an excellent job and Im out maybe $5? :uwphotog:


Canon 7D "cannot communicate with battery" error Repair

20 October 2014 - 05:28 AM

Ive had an issue with my canon 7D for over a year now. The camera would not read the battery and the error message "cannot communicate with battery" was the first thing one would see when you turned it on. Also, a fully charged battery would be dead in about 2 days even when the 7D was powered off. I had a problem last week where the camera would not turn off and the shutter would not release. Removing the battery was the only way to reset I guess? I looked all over the internet to see if anyone has had the same issues......there were lots. Many people suggested different fixes. I read someone had sent their camera back to Canon for repair and that there was a problem with a loose screw on a pc board inside. Being the person I am, I took it upon myself to open the 7D up and take a look. Low and behold, there was a screw that had come off one of the pc boards and was loosely inside the camera. Obviously causing some short to drain the battery, give error message. I put the screw back into its hole on the pc board and reassembled the camera. Works perfect now, no battery issues, no error message. This is something that Canon must be aware of as there is a lot of people on photo forums with the same problem. Its an easy fix but definately not worth the $200 - $500 some people are being charged. Here is a video I made of the simple procedure. :dancing:

 


Canon 7D "Cannot communicate with battery" problem fixed.

20 October 2014 - 05:23 AM

Ive had an issue with my canon 7D for over a year now. The camera would not read the battery and the error message "cannot communicate with battery" was the first thing one would see when you turned it on. Also, a fully charged battery would be dead in about 2 days even when the 7D was powered off. I had a problem last week where the camera would not turn off and the shutter would not release. Removing the battery was the only way to reset I guess? I looked all over the internet to see if anyone has had the same issues......there were lots. Many people suggested different fixes. I read someone had sent their camera back to Canon for repair and that there was a problem with a loose screw on a pc board inside. Being the person I am, I took it upon myself to open the 7D up and take a look. Low and behold, there was a screw that had come off one of the pc boards and was loosely inside the camera. Obviously causing some short to drain the battery, give error message. I put the screw back into its hole on the pc board and reassembled the camera. Works perfect now, no battery issues, no error message. This is something that Canon must be aware of as there is a lot of people on photo forums with the same problem. Its an easy fix but definately not worth the $200 - $500 some people are being charged. Here is a video I made of the simple procedure. :dancing:

 


Whale Sharks out of Isla Mujares Mexico

26 June 2014 - 05:18 PM

Every week we go , more and more whale sharks are showing up. Today was no exception. July and august should be phenomenal once again.


WTB: Ikelite DS125

19 February 2014 - 08:27 AM

Have you upgraded to DS 160 or 161 and have an old DS125 sitting around looking for a good home! :)  My DS 125 recently went for a swim so am looking for a replacement. PM me if you are looking to sell. Thanks :)