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Digital Rebel Xti Mirror Issue??? Spring fell off and cannot use auto focus.

 
Derekmdh
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May 10, 2009 23:43 |  #1

Please help! A spring has come off the mirror inside the body. I cannot determine how to reattach it. Because this has come off I am unable to use auto focus and it seems the mirror is now getting in the way of shots. Can someone please tell me how to reattach or if anyone has the same camera could you please take close ups with the lens off so I can see how it is attached. I have attached photos of the issue.


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May 11, 2009 04:54 |  #2

Damn dude, sorry I can't help you with the "how" here... But better bet is for you to send it to Canon Service Center though. I don't think you should be going at it on your own. :(


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Jul 05, 2009 13:15 |  #3

I have this same issue.. can someone post a pic of their spring/mirror in working order?




  
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Jul 05, 2009 13:18 |  #4

yeah send that in for warranty work, thats horrible that it happend!


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Aug 06, 2012 15:44 |  #5

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Derekmdh wrote in post #7896910 (external link)
Please help! A spring has come off the mirror inside the body. I cannot determine how to reattach it. Because this has come off I am unable to use auto focus and it seems the mirror is now getting in the way of shots. Can someone please tell me how to reattach or if anyone has the same camera could you please take close ups with the lens off so I can see how it is attached. I have attached photos of the issue.

Hi Derek,
DId you fix this spring problem yourself or did you have to send it to Canon for repair?

The same just happened to me. I used the mirror lock up function a lot over the past few days; I rented a macro lens for a week and locking the mirror just helped me get sharper close ups. I was about to clean the mirror last night when I noticed the spring had come out. It was still partly attached so I removed it for fear of scratching the mirror. The camera still takes pictures but the mirror does not operate properly. Some of my pics are dark at the bottom. Cropping did the trick on some of them but I am afraid the mirror could get damaged if I don't fix it soon. Your reply would be appreciated. Thanks!




  
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Aug 06, 2012 16:00 |  #6

So I think it has to do with the sub mirror, I have a 300d that I've been holding onto just so I can see if I can execute a repair of the sub mirror.

Video of 300d repair:
https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=FOL6KDP5YyQ (external link)

Detailed repair steps for the 300d (the guide I plan to follow when I have time to repair my now manual focus only 300d):
http://grumt.blogspot.​com …broken-sub-mirror-on.html (external link)

Summary of repair on 300d and XT (which seemingly has the spring like the XTi from reading the page):
http://forums.dpreview​.com …rum=1031&messag​e=34397107 (external link)

I don't know how different the spring repair on the XTi is from the 300d pin repair. :( Maybe these will give some direction though, or lead you to the proper fix for your body. Good luck!


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Apr 28, 2017 08:14 |  #7

Hi guys. Did any of you manage to get their springs back in place again?




  
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Apr 28, 2017 08:19 as a reply to  @ christinewitbank's post |  #8

Since the OP never replied to the 1st necromancer (3.5 yrs after original post), what makes you think the OP or the other person (both with total 1 post in this forum) will reply after another 4.5yrs?



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Apr 28, 2017 08:20 |  #9

christinewitbank wrote in post #18340858 (external link)
Hi guys. Did any of you manage to get their springs back in place again?

Neither person with the XTi has been on this board for over seven years.


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Apr 28, 2017 09:29 as a reply to  @ Left Handed Brisket's post |  #10

I am sitting with the same problem and would like to know if any one on this forum has advise for me.




  
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Apr 28, 2017 11:24 as a reply to  @ christinewitbank's post |  #11

The XT had 'secondary mirror' issues which used to be fixed by Canon way back when, with as few as 25k shutter activations. You should call them up and ask if they still service your camera model for that issue, and at what price. If not, independent repair places often can still service cameras no longer supported by Canon, and you can have your camera CLA'd at the same time, which is a good thing to do with a camera of that age.
I had an independent get my 5D(c) working again after the main circuit failed.


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Apr 29, 2017 07:06 |  #12

Any helpful info here?

http://www.fixya.com …00d_mirror_spri​ng_dropped (external link)


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