DSLR Repair.

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  1. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

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    Hi there !

    About a year ago I "splurged" myself to a little DSLR, think it was $30; camera and basic lens; catch was it needs the shutter curtain replaced; I think I can tackle this issue but wondering about any affordable places that can do it? Found a person in San Leandro that states on his site $109, pretty good price but... yeah, the but's; he no longer works on Canon XTi/400D (Although his site states that specific model/repair)
    Most likely the camera will end being used by my son.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. iCon

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    Hate to say it but I don't think it's worth repairing - You're probably better off with a different model depending on what the little guy will be using it for. XTi bodies are $115 on Amazon =\ Sorry for the bad news! If you can DIY or if someone can repair at no cost, it may be worth the effort.
     
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    I figured it would not be worth the trouble after I got replies from local businesses. I think DIY; just have to get some de-soldering iron and order the shutter assembly from e-bay; the curtain blades are cheap ~$5, the whole assembly ~$4; accomplishing the repair "priceless"
     
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    If you need something to use in the meantime, I've got a 1dii sitting around with a flaky shutter.

    It works fine under 1/2000ths. Anything higher underexposes. You could have it, if you want. Still takes gorgeous 8mp photos, you just have to watch the shutter speed.

    Uh, no warranty though. ;)
     
  6. anathema

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    Also, if you buy on CL, I'd suggest a T2i.

    They are still modern sensor wise, but old enough to be cheap. You don't want a floppy screen around saltwater anyway!
     
  7. xcaret

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    I purchased a $2.00 shutter blade from e-bay and am fixing it today, my eyes are a bit tired of focusing on tiny delicate parts and connectors but so far so so...
    I could not reposition two tiny springs inside the curtain housing but if they are a matter of life and non-working properly, then I'll get the full shutter assembly.
    Stay tuned...
     
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    Some images of the disaster... 005.jpg 006.jpg 005.jpg 006.jpg
     
  9. anathema

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    Good luck!
     
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    So, after one year and I believe $25.00 for the camera and stock lens plus $2.00 shutter curtain, I have a full working DSLR.
    Bought a used Canon EF 80-200mm USM (from a film Canon EOS) two weeks ago for $25.00
    My son seems happy!
     
  11. anathema

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    That's awesome, Mario!

    I should've called you when my shutter blade popped out:

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