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Old 21st of December 2007 (Fri)   #1
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Default Broken 300D....parts availability?

A friend of mine just gave me a broken 300D.

He bought it new (few years ago) and had it for 2 weeks. He tried forcing the memory card in backwards and bent some pins. later, while trying to straighten them, a couple of pins broke off.

I want to repair this camera and give it to a grandma that would get use from it. Can I buy parts from canon? I have an electronics background (biomedical equipment repair tech.) but have never cracked open a digital camera.

Any suggestions?
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Old 21st of December 2007 (Fri)   #2
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Default Re: Broken 300D....parts availability?

try ebay for a 300D for parts
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Old 21st of December 2007 (Fri)   #3
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Default Re: Broken 300D....parts availability?

I cant imagine Canon would make a camera easy to repair (or everyone would be doing it), but definately try ebay for some spare parts (or even another broken camera )
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Old 21st of December 2007 (Fri)   #4
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Default Re: Broken 300D....parts availability?

$195 for Canon to repair. I just had two of them done for the same thing for my school. Seems it's a standard repair fee no matter the damage. A third one had to have the entire top of the case replaced. Same $195.
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Old 21st of December 2007 (Fri)   #5
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Default Re: Broken 300D....parts availability?

The whole CF portion MIGHT be a 3rd party part. If you take it out there may be some kind of identification markings on it. Search digi-key to see if you can find that part, and other electronics distributors if they don't have it.

Here is a random example of one that I have laying around. It's not the right one (I don’t think), but as you can see you can buy them.
http://www.molex.com/pdm_docs/sd/553560011_sd.pdf

It's also possible that it is a proprietary part made by cannon.

If you can find someone with another broken camera that would give you that part it would be even better/free than getting one this way.
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Old 21st of December 2007 (Fri)   #6
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a silly question maybe, but have you tried the camera with a cf card? not all the pins are used.
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Canon sells lots of parts for the EOS cameras, often for surprisingly low prices. If you're ready to tackle the camera, call Canon repair for parts.

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Old 24th of December 2007 (Mon)   #8
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Thanks to all that have replied to my thread.
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Just an idea, but I wonder if a cf card reader uses the same parts, afert all, it's only a set of pins, I'd imagine of you've got a good grasp of electronics it should be fairly simple.
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Yes you can get the CF pin set. cost is around $50.00, and even if you have an electronics background, not an easy repair. I do these and I am an experinced camera tech, and I still don't like to do them.
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If you choose to do it yourself take a look at this web page. It can at least help you get it apart. There are a few hidden screws that could seriously slow ya' down. Hope it helps...
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http://www.lotek.nu/misc/EOS_300D_sub-mirror_repair/
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it is easy to fix .. canon sells the parts. and with your backround you should be all right.
save your self some cash and fix it your self.. just make sure you TAKE out the BATT!! if not you will have to order the dc to dc power supply
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Default Re: Broken 300D....parts availability?

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a silly question maybe, but have you tried the camera with a cf card? not all the pins are used.

I agree, you might be lucky and it's just ground pins that broke off.
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I agree, you might be lucky and it's just ground pins that broke off.
I got the camera yesterday and to my surprise- it's an XT. I have already got the parts .pdf and the CF slot # is WS1-6518-000. I'll call Canon tomorrow.
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I got the camera yesterday and to my surprise- it's an XT. I have already got the parts .pdf and the CF slot # is WS1-6518-000. I'll call Canon tomorrow.
Let us know how it goes, will you?

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