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Broken my 350D :(

 
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Aug 15, 2011 15:11 |  #1

I have a broken 350D, not sure how it happened, but I have a little tiny spring in my hand, a camera that now has something rattling away inside it, and a mirror that no longer springs back.

I have the option of taking it to a local repair shop and having it fixed, anywhere between £80 to £110 is the estimate.

But, I am struggling to justify fixing it as I cannot get it to work with my new laptop, which is using Windows 7 64bit. I have tried patches, downloads, and other fixes, but it does not work at all. I also do not have a port for the CF.

So, am I just as well to consider buying a new Canon? My options are the 550 or the 1100.

What do you think?




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Aug 15, 2011 15:51 |  #2

The repair cost is about what the camera is worth, so I don't know if I'd bother. As far as connecting to your laptop, just use a card reader. Faster, easier, and less problematic.




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Aug 15, 2011 16:10 |  #3

Thanks, yeah, a card reader is the solution to that particular problem. But like you say, it might not be worth repairing.

Might have to go without a camera for a while and save up for a new one. 1100D is cheap, but the 550D looks a better camera.




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Aug 15, 2011 16:56 |  #4

I'd go straight for the 550D.
It works with the Win 7 64bit PC, so that's another thing less to worry about. I'm sure the 1100D does too.
But the 550D is the better camera. Worth the difference in my opinion.
They both use SD cards, so you'll have to buy new memory too.


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Aug 15, 2011 17:00 as a reply to StateOfPlay's post |  #5

I have a new Acer 3400x using Windows 7 (64Bit), never had a problem loading my pics from the 350D via the USB cable into Windows Photo viewer, then processing them via Zoom browser and Photoshop 7.


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Aug 15, 2011 17:27 as a reply to j37r's post |  #6

I have an 1100D and it is a VERY basic featured camera. I bought it because it is as you say - relatively cheap. I got mine for $445.00 USD shipped. It does have the one thing more than my 1000D and that is video and it has 12mp as opposed to my 1000D 10mp.

But I also would strongly advise you getting the 550D. Better all round camera for the cost and in the long run you will be much happier with the better features and controls.

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Aug 29, 2011 13:43 as a reply to Hillbille's post |  #7

I am going to have a try at fixing it myself. Nothing to lose.

Except my patience:lol:




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Aug 29, 2011 17:47 |  #8

I'm going to have to agree with everyone else. Go for the 550D. And, since you probably already have lenses, just get the body only. Will save a couple hundred, right there.


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Aug 29, 2011 17:55 |  #9

CLP?
Do Europe have it?


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Aug 29, 2011 18:28 |  #10

yuribox wrote in post #13020739external link
CLP?
Do Europe have it?

The UK doesn't, don't know about the rest of Europe


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Aug 30, 2011 02:20 as a reply to jock3's post |  #11

Yeah, I have 4 lenses and if I cannot repair the 350d myself I will save up and get a 550D.

I have bought a point and shoot to see me through to when I can afford a 550d.

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