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Old May 26, 2007, 5:09 PM   #1
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This happened after I took 4 pictures after I had my camera cleaned!!!!:?
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Old May 26, 2007, 10:00 PM   #2
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style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"I think it would be wise to have a "extended" converation with the person who cleaned your camera. I would! It is quite likely that they could indeed be responsible for the subsequesnt self destruction of your camera.

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Old May 27, 2007, 8:15 AM   #3
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As of now...81 views and not one person can estimate how much to get it fixed if the camer shop refuses to work with me.
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Old May 27, 2007, 11:28 AM   #4
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Here are the possibilities, the one who cleaned your camera has broken some tiny pin to hold that glass in place, or he lost some of the components around that area that he couldn't find. You already took the camera home, it's hard to blame it's his fault unless you have a service receipt.

The cost to fix mechanical problems is cheaper than electrical ones...circuitry failure of the camera. You should send to Canon to check and fix/adjust all related problems, but you have to send it in. The next option is to go to a busy One Hour Photo Lab, ask them to refer you anyone who have experience fixing cameras, they know from long time regular customers. If you don't agreed with the estimate you can send the camera to Canon. It's always good to know someone who can fix cameras personally, same as you know a friend who can fix computers.
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Old May 27, 2007, 11:56 AM   #5
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No idea. Best guess -- about $250 (and that's just a guess).

If the holder for it isn't damaged, you may be able to fix it yourself. Here are some instructions (that's your focusing screen you're looking at):

http://doug.kerr.home.att.net/pumpki..*****een_20D.pdf

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Old May 27, 2007, 8:49 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help guys.
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Old May 28, 2007, 3:33 AM   #7
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If it is thesub mirror hinge that is broken its a cheap piece to replace it costs around $4.55 aust. The labor cost me 253.00. i had this happen in 2005 to my 300d. it just happened, no reason. I had taken way more photos than the camera was rated to do so i thought it was a reasonable price. The camera is still in use as a backup to my 30D and the hubby uses it now. since the repair. no problems. this is all in Australian currency so Im not sure about your price.
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I had Precison repair my 20D under extended warranty. They replaced the on/off switch, recalibrated everything and cleaned it. I was very happy with their service.

http://www.precisioncamera.com/



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Old May 29, 2007, 11:11 AM   #9
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Hi being a bit of an idiot I managed to get a bit of dirt onto the focus screen of my 30D. I removed the two screws holding the screen in place.

I found that there are four parts to it. The two I see in the picture plus a retaining clip and a second outer screen if you have all these bits its simple enough to put it back together but you willhave to keep everything clean.

Toolsused screwdriver, talc free rubber gloves and a lens cleaning cloth.
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Old May 30, 2007, 11:52 AM   #10
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I've had my shutter replaced 2x, via the esp plan I got at ritz camera. My camera, old and no longer made, is a Digital Rebel.

I recently updated my esp plan for another 2 years, and until then, 5/2009 I am covered in any problems that come about.

Where did you get your camera from and what is the age of it?

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