How to Reset the Canon EOS 10D

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How to Reset the Canon EOS 10D
Reset your Canon EOS 10D digital camera and start taking pictures again. (camera drawing image by Chef from

No one likes to be faced with an error message on a digital camera, rendering it unusable. Different error messages can be solved in different ways, but a "hard reset" can be used as a last resort should all other troubleshooting methods fail. A "hard reset" is relatively easy to do on a Canon EOS 10D digital camera.

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Things you need

  • Coin

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  1. 1

    Turn off your camera.

  2. 2

    Open the "Date/Time Battery Cover" using a coin. Turn the cover 45 degrees counterclockwise.

  3. 3

    Push the edge of the battery while holding the camera, so the battery compartment is pointing down. The battery should pop out.

  4. 4

    Wait 30 minutes.

  5. 5

    Replace the battery in its compartment with the plus sign (+) facing up.

  6. 6

    Close the battery compartment cover by placing the coin in the slot and turning clockwise 45 degrees.

  7. 7

    Turn on the camera.

  8. 8

    Press the "Menu" button.

  9. 9

    Turn the dial to select "Clear Settings," and click "Set."

  10. 10

    Select "Clear all camera settings," and push "Set" again.

  11. 11

    Choose "OK," and click "Set" to confirm.

  12. 12

    Press the "Menu" button to exit the menu. Your camera is now reset to factory settings. Attempt to use it as usual to see if your original problem has been resolved.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not turn the battery compartment cover more than 45 degrees, whether opening or closing it, because it could break.

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