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Interesting article regarding 3rd party firmware

Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
28 May 2013 06:36
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Quote from anthonyh
My understanding from a lot of discussions on Yank web sites is that ML merely runs a secondary program in a Canon...so in effect it is like running Word on a PC....log out of Word ( or uninstall it) and it makes no difference to the Windows OS. It also seems to be the case that the manufacturer has to demonstrate that a fault is down to 3rd party software before they can disclaim responsibility...not do so merely because 3rd party software is detected. The problem of course is that if a manufacturer claims it is the software, the customer has to get expert evidence to demonstrate it is not. In the UK, for retail customers, responsibility for defective items is 100% with the retailer.....and the Sale of Goods Act isn't 'limited' to a 12 month period. A manufacturer's or retailer's guarantee may promise additional benefits for a limited time (usually 12 months).....but can't promise less than the Act provides or limit the period that the Act covers...which can be up to six years in some circumstances.



I understood a slight firmware modification is still required in order to 'boot' off of the memory card.  To me that still implies that you're tampering with the camera's firmware (it doesn't matter whether or not it's in whole or in part)
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