Hacks for 300D

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by John Tucker, May 16, 2005.

  1. John Tucker

    John Tucker Guest

    I just ordered a Canon 300D and should receive it by the end of this week.
    I've read about some software hacks that enable certain dormant features.
    Two questions:

    1) Do the hacks void the warranty? (Seems they would but would like
    confirmation)
    2) What hack(s) do you recommend?

    Thanks,
    John
     
    John Tucker, May 16, 2005
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    james Guest

    It would probably be construed as a warranty-voiding action, but, you
    can flash it back and no-one is the wiser. Just don't send it to Canon
    with the hacked firmware.

    Isn't the "undutchables" stuff the current choice? (I don't know, I was
    researching this approach and ended up buyign a 20D. I'll probably get
    a 300D when they start showing up for really cheap.)
     
    james, May 16, 2005
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    Silicon Sam Guest

    Yes, the Undutchables is the one that took the Wasia hack, and added a
    few features to it. The UD hack is version 0.2.3 currently. have it
    on my 300D and haven't had any problems at all.

    Have heard of people having to have warranty work done on their
    camera, and sent it in with the hack, and still got warranty work done.
    So maybe they don't check it too close.

    Raymond
     
    Silicon Sam, May 16, 2005
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  4. The concept that you can deny warranty for a software modification is
    like telling you there is no warranty on your Chevy because you used
    Buick oils in it... Not going to happen.
     
    [email protected], May 16, 2005
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  5. You screw up the flash process while loading the software and the EEPROM
    will need to be replaced, a solder job. Use a third party or modified
    software and screw up the flash and I'll bet their will be a bill forwarded
    to you.



    Rita
     
    Rita Ä Berkowitz, May 16, 2005
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    Larry Guest

    The one case I know of was just a matter of re-flashing the camera when it
    was returned by Canon after service (Canon had reverted the camera to thier
    firmware, but never mentioned it in any way).

    Repair was covered under warranty by Canon USA. (Other service in other
    places (or even by different tech, people) may vary)
     
    Larry, May 16, 2005
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    Todd H. Guest

    Then again, from a customer service perspective, and practically
    speaking, you can also screw up flashing Canon firmware... and the
    level of forensics needed to verify whether or not 3rd party firmware
    was involved is probably not something they'll do just to piss a
    customer who bought their hardware off with a bill for warranty work.

    Best Regards,
     
    Todd H., May 16, 2005
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