Canon 70D "Firmware update program" Solution.


For those of you out there who have encountered this same problem with your own Canon 70D, below:

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You, like me, will have probably started freaking out; trying to figure out a viable solution for the problem... (Removing and replacing the battery over and over a hundred times to no avail).

Having fallen victim to this same problem for the second time now, I was disinclined to send my Canon away, yet again, to get it fixed. Thinking that I may just purchase a more extravagant model in hopes that it would not happen again in the future, I luckily stumbled upon this guy's blog: HERE*.

However, just in case you're reading this in the future and the link has ceased to work, I thought I'd paste his step-by-step solution for future (both yours and mine) sanity! All credit goes to him. Thanks so much again for the fix!


Here’s a step by step description of how to fix the Firmware Update Program – update file not found – issue on Canon EOS 70D:

  • Remove the battery.
  • Connect the memory card to your PC using a card reader.
  • Copy/backup your photos from the memory card.
  • Format the memory card on your PC with default settings (exFAT).
  • Download the firmware update file from Canon Website.
  • Unzip the file contents.
  • You will see a file named “70D00112.FIR”. This is the firmware update file which will update your firmware from 1.1.1 to 1.1.2.
  • Copy this file to your empty memory card.
  • Insert memory card to your Canon EOS 70D’s card slot.
  • Insert the battery again. You will now notice that the camera has found the update file and it will start the setup.
  • Let the setup complete.
  • Once complete switch the camera ON.
  • You will see the sensor cleaning message and YAY! You got your camera working again!!