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Old May 2, 2006, 11:39 AM   #1
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Apparently all someone has to do is touch my camera for stuff to start going wrong...

I get home to find that inserting a CF card produces the "CF ERROR" message; upon examining the insides, 2 of the pins on the end are bent WAY out of shape. I'm panicking, though I'm not beyond reaching in with a pair of tweezers and trying to fix it myself (it wouldn't make the matters *much* worse anyway).

What options do i have? I've heard horror stories of people sending their cameras off to Canon for repair and being charged $185 or something. I've had it for a little over a year now, and i'm not sure what (if any) warranty options i might have. Anyone else dealt with this?

Thanks in advance for any advice...
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Old May 2, 2006, 12:40 PM   #2
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If you have a camera store near you, take it to them and see what they say. They might be able to repair it on spot.
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Old May 2, 2006, 1:09 PM   #3
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That sounds like it might be worth a try.. do you think a place like Ritz Camera would be good to try? (we have a small one by us, though i'm not sure what common opinion is of them among camera pros).

Also i've stumbled upon someone on Ebay who's selling specifically the service i need (i.e. CF pin repair for Canon EOS digitals). His ratings are overwhelmingly positive and the service plus return shipping is $125, which seems reasonable next to reported claims that canon will charge $180 plus shipping... any opinion? (i'll link you if you want).


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Old May 2, 2006, 6:44 PM   #4
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I would call around to some local photo shops and see if they can help you out or recommend someone who can. Also give the folks at Canon a call and see what they say. We had to have some warranty work done on a lens and they were very helpful and friendly. They might be able to give you a rough estimate or advise on how to fix it yourself.

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