Canon is on a constant attempt to improve the product quality and delivering industry-leading service. Despite their goodwill and customer satisfaction, users are struggling with several errors. One of those errors is Canon error 80 that has become an annoying factor for many users. So we are going to focus on this error and let you know the possible ways of pulling you out of this issue. While using your camera you may occasionally encounter Canon error 80 on the LCD screen. This error sometimes gets resolved automatically or continues to appear unless you take measures to fix it. It indicates that there is a malfunction with the electric control or the image captured by the camera.
Causes And Effects Of Canon Error 80
This error appears either on the LCD monitor located at the back of the camera or on the LCD panel at the top of the camera. If you continue to use your Canon digital SLR camera, then the camera’s power may not turn on at all. When you use the camera for a prolonged period, its internal temperature rises and you get error 80. The camera displays error 80 when its internal communication fails. It generally happens due to glitches in the structure of the printed electrical circuit board. Till now the error has occurred on those Canon cameras for which the first two digits of the serial numbers lie between 02 and 22. Sometimes minor internal damages can lead to such troublesome situations as well.
If you are using your camera in the movie mode or LV mode, then you may get this error and the camera freezes. The camera may remain in the frozen state for a couple of minutes or manage to restore to its correct state. If your camera is more than four years old, then you have high chances of facing this issue. When this error occurs, your camera might not turn on even if it is fully charged.
Solutions To Eliminate Canon Error 80
Have a quick glance at the simple tricks we have discussed right below.
Reset The Camera
Turn off your camera and remove both the battery and the memory card gently. Wait for a few minutes and allows your device to reset. Then reinsert the battery and turn on the power again so that the battery can reinstall. If the problem is software related, then this trick will get your work done.
Change The Camera Settings
Locate whether the mode dial is on the right or the left-hand side of your camera. Then turn on the camera and point it to an object that has a sufficient amount of light. Keep the camera in this position and press the ‘disp’ button to display the current camera settings on the LCD. If the display turns off after a few seconds, press the ‘disp’ button to get it back. Press ‘Q,’ the Quick Mode button and navigate to the operator settings with ‘F’ number. Turn the top dial towards your left and do not stop until you find a change in the ‘F’ number. You don’t have to worry if the camera displays 100 as the ISO number. If this is not the case, then press the ‘Q’ button and move on to the aperture settings with ISO number. After that, turn the top dial to your left to get the least ISO number, i.e, 100.
Now have a look at the camera metering indicator that displays a -3 and +3 on either side of the line. Press the shutter button of your camera to check whether you are satisfied with the quality of the image or not. In most of the cases, users get either an overexposed or an underexposed image. So press the ‘disp’ button again and get back the camera settings. Turn the main dial in the counterclockwise direction if the blinking indicator is pointing towards -3. The blinking indicator comes close to the center of the dotted line. You will need to turn the dial clockwise to bring the indicator right at the center. It thereby adjusts the shutter speed so that the image your camera is trying to capture can get the correct exposure. Now operate your camera and you won’t get Canon error 80 anymore.
Hope after reading this article you will successfully manage to get out of this inconvenience on your own.