Rebel XTi Stuck at 30 second shutter speed.

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eiko New Member • Posts: 3
Rebel XTi Stuck at 30 second shutter speed.

Quick notes:

Camera registers that is is severely under exposed. Locks out mostly at 30" (sec) shutter speed

Yes, the lens cap is off.

Firmware is at latest.

Manual works normally. But says is its still under exposed.

This only happens in the other shooting modes.( a-dep,AV,TV,P,auto, preset modes)

I've pulled both batteries for discharge.
Okay, I've tried searching the web for this issue but, to no luck on my end. This started back in june of this year. I bought it back in 2010 . Only just started using it seriously this year. Basically what is happening is at first when, I first would turn it on (in AV mode) it would lock the shutter speed at 30''. Turning off and on again would "fix" the issue. But, now it is even doing it regardless of what I do. And even after working normally for a bit. it would just hard lock at 30". Sometimes it will drop to 15'',10'', 8'' if pointed towards direct light. It does this in all modes except Manual but, it dose read it as being max under exposed. It does this with all my lenses. And all three of my batteries for it.(all official canon batteries )
I've been planning on upgrading to something newer cause I've been getting back into photography seriously. But, I really don't want to with this being the reason. Is this issue even fixable or is it something far too gone...

Aoi Usagi Veteran Member • Posts: 3,197
Re: Rebel XTi Stuck at 30 second shutter speed.

eiko wrote:

Quick notes:

Camera registers that is is severely under exposed. Locks out mostly at 30" (sec) shutter speed

Yes, the lens cap is off.

Firmware is at latest.

Manual works normally. But says is its still under exposed.

This only happens in the other shooting modes.( a-dep,AV,TV,P,auto, preset modes)

I've pulled both batteries for discharge.
Okay, I've tried searching the web for this issue but, to no luck on my end. This started back in june of this year. I bought it back in 2010 . Only just started using it seriously this year. Basically what is happening is at first when, I first would turn it on (in AV mode) it would lock the shutter speed at 30''. Turning off and on again would "fix" the issue. But, now it is even doing it regardless of what I do. And even after working normally for a bit. it would just hard lock at 30". Sometimes it will drop to 15'',10'', 8'' if pointed towards direct light. It does this in all modes except Manual but, it dose read it as being max under exposed. It does this with all my lenses. And all three of my batteries for it.(all official canon batteries )
I've been planning on upgrading to something newer cause I've been getting back into photography seriously. But, I really don't want to with this being the reason. Is this issue even fixable or is it something far too gone...

I'm sorry to say that I don't have a fix for you.  I would think that it is some type of internal electronic failure/light meter issue.  I also think that because of its age, it is probably more expensive to repair the camera, than to buy a used one in good working condition.  But since you were planning on upgrading. I think its the perfect time.  Good luck.

stevet1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,233
Re: Rebel XTi Stuck at 30 second shutter speed.

eiko wrote:

I've been planning on upgrading to something newer cause I've been getting back into photography seriously. But, I really don't want to with this being the reason. Is this issue even fixable or is it something far too gone...

Eiko,

You might try "Clearing all camera settings".

This will be in one of your function tab settings (it looks like a little wrench).

This should reset all your setting back to the factory defaults.

If that doesn't work, you might be looking for a new camera.

Steve Thomas

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OP eiko New Member • Posts: 3
Re: Rebel XTi Stuck at 30 second shutter speed.

stevet1 wrote:

eiko wrote:

I've been planning on upgrading to something newer cause I've been getting back into photography seriously. But, I really don't want to with this being the reason. Is this issue even fixable or is it something far too gone...

Eiko,

You might try "Clearing all camera settings".

This will be in one of your function tab settings (it looks like a little wrench).

This should reset all your setting back to the factory defaults.

If that doesn't work, you might be looking for a new camera.

Steve Thomas

I mean, Ill still probably send it in to see what can be found out. I just put 400PLUS on it to see it's shutter count and its only at 11386. By all means, it's still a very new by that. regard. And other then this year, It has sat in its camera bag without its battery for a long while. And was only brought out to test new gear I have acquired of the time iv have gotten it.
I did pickup some original canon NB-2LH batteries from the pawn shop when, i started getting back into using the camera. But, they all pass at around 8.3-8.4v fully charged. So, I don't think its them...
I've been using a yongnuo 50mm f1.8 since May. idk
Like yea. Im going to upgrade. But, if I can get it fixed. Im going to try. cause it still takes great pictures in manual. The light metering sometimes comes back to life. So, I'm curious as to what might be causing this.
If anyone knows the technically aspect of the camera and what is being used to determine the shutter speed. Cause I can still get a mainboard. And I have the service manual as well. it would be nice to maybe go to say canon or the local repair shop with a damn good lead. For all I it could just be a back connection...
It kinda hurts to see my first ever dslr go like this... Even with such a lot to give...

OP eiko New Member • Posts: 3
Re: Rebel XTi Stuck at 30 second shutter speed.

Update, I put a new CR2016battery in and"seems" to be working. Could a dying CR 2016 be the cause of the exposure metering?

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