Having problems with your Canon EOS 50D Digital Camera with 28-135mm lens ?

What does error30 mean and how can I fix it? I own a Canon 50d


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Magnifique, Tunneler!
After dreadful weeks of trying to fix my 50D with 99 isopropanol and anything else one could think of (except spending ~$300 at a service shop), I came across your note. Worked after the THIRD attempt. So, guys, do not give up if your first attempts fail! Keep working with the steps and clean the shutter. Thank you and good luck to all canon-ers!
This "err 30" has been quite popular with the 50D as there were several batches manufactured with problematic shutters. This is a shutter failing to open when you take a picture. Canon is aware of this and I have personally sent mine that was even 4 months past out of warranty and it was promptly taken cared of.\015\012
\015\012Anyhow, I have corrected another 50D using these steps: (Note: Your mileage may vary, I can't even believe how simple the solution was. So, It might not work for all.)\015\012
\015\0121.) Be in a clean, minimal dust environment with no fans and good lighting. \015\0122.) Do a mirror lock-up (Press button with gray dot left of viewfinder) then turn off camera.\015\0123.) Remove lens from camera body. If you can see the sensor (greenish rectangular flat), send your camera to a Canon Facility for a warranty repair. If not, continue to step 4.\015\0124.) If you see that the shutter (4 lines of black thin film over-lapping each other's tips lengthwise) is closed. Turn camera on.\015\0125.) Find "Sensor Cleaning" from on of the "Wrench" tab menu. Select "Clean Manually", follow camera instructions. i.e "Turn off after manually cleaning..." (Very important!)\015\0126.) While camera is off, attach lens. Turn on camera. Do a mirror lock-up. You should see something on the LCD screen now. Take a picture.\015\0127.) Snap a picture again. This time the mirror would have gone down (so you can use the viewfinder) and the shutter should have opened. The camera should then operate normally.
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