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Old Jul 16, 2004, 6:40 PM   #1
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I just bought a 300 D and noticed some soft rattling when I move it. Sounds like it's in the top of the camera. Anyone knows why this is happening? Is something wrong? I feel like I am going to break it! Thanks in advance!
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Old Jul 16, 2004, 7:29 PM   #2
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I just got mine today and notice the same rattle noise. Hopefully this is normal. This camera is really big.
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Old Jul 17, 2004, 6:59 AM   #3
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This is normal.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"What you are hearing is a small ball bearing that is used to trip a sensor inside the camera whenever you turnyour camera on its side to take a portrait oriented shot, as opposed to regular landscape orientation.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"The reason the ball bearing and sensor are there is to notify the camera that your photo is in portrait (on its side). The camera will then change the orientation of your photo so that you can see it right side up in your LCD (unless you have turned this option off in your menu).

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Old Jul 17, 2004, 8:17 AM   #4
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Thank you! That takes alot off my mind!
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Old Jul 17, 2004, 12:33 PM   #5
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Your welcome.
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Old Jul 27, 2004, 4:24 AM   #6
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Sorry Chako but you're wrong.:P

No Offense.:-)

I also have a DRebel, it also rattles and it's nothing to do with orientation sensor.

It's the small metal brackets on the pop up flash. If you open up the flash unit and put your fingers against the brackets the rattle is gone. That's all it is.

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Old Jul 27, 2004, 4:57 AM   #7
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No offense taken..but I still think I am not wrong.

The camera still rattles with the pop up flash extended, although I will admit, the majority of the noise does come from those loose brackets.I checked these out after your post.











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Old Jul 27, 2004, 8:50 AM   #8
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Did you put your fingers against the brackets, when I tried it I could not hear any more rattle.

It doesn't really matter though, it isn't a problem with the camera and that's all that counts at the end of the day.

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Old Jul 27, 2004, 10:22 AM   #9
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It is the brackets. Very irritating. But I also hear a soft sound when I turn it vertically. That must be the sensor.

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Oh I agree, most of it is the brackets. I was actually surprised at how loud those brackets click.

But I can still hear a soft rattle from the sensor once the brackets are dampened.


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