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Jun 16, 2010 22:23 |  #1

My 20d flash does not pop up. It tries 3 times then brings up error messege. so I turned it off and hand wiggled it then it poped up. Tried again next day, same thing... I took it to rits/wolf camera. they quoted me $249.00 I said no thank you and came home. it bothers me that it only pops up when I try to lift it up(wiggle) by hand. so I dumped it in ebay for $350.00 I wonder if it is good price to sell. I was gonna sell it here but I have to have 30 or more post count.... so do you guys think is it fair price? I was going to buy 50d right away but someone mentioned here that 60d is due sometime soon. so I guess I'll wait for that.




  
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Jun 17, 2010 11:21 |  #2

anyone who is educated on the price of cameras is not going to buy a 20d that is malfunctioning for 350- much less a working one for 350. this person on the forum is selling his with the grip for that price:
https://photography-on-the.net …hp?t=886378&hig​hlight=20d
250 sans grip. do you really need the pop-up flash?

you can get a 50d for between 700-750 right now. i would go for a nice 50d and save your money over a brand new 60d when it comes out. or keep your 20d with the malfunctioning pop-up flash and buy yourself some sexy new glass. :)




  
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Jun 17, 2010 12:41 |  #3

Even if I include 18-55mm ?

whirligig wrote in post #10379033 (external link)
anyone who is educated on the price of cameras is not going to buy a 20d that is malfunctioning for 350- much less a working one for 350. this person on the forum is selling his with the grip for that price:
https://photography-on-the.net …hp?t=886378&hig​hlight=20d
250 sans grip. do you really need the pop-up flash?

you can get a 50d for between 700-750 right now. i would go for a nice 50d and save your money over a brand new 60d when it comes out. or keep your 20d with the malfunctioning pop-up flash and buy yourself some sexy new glass. :)




  
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Jun 17, 2010 13:12 |  #4

i think that the kit lens is only selling for about 50 bucks. of course you can give it a try, but even a mint 30d with a kit lens costs only about 450 or less. you might be better off with craigslist than ebay... i always feel i like i do better if i sell on craigslist- plus, you don't have to ship it!




  
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Jun 17, 2010 13:33 |  #5

I would put it on craigslist. People have no idea about price on that site.


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Jun 17, 2010 13:37 |  #6

ZXDrew wrote in post #10379695 (external link)
I would put it on craigslist. People have no idea about price on that site.

+1 :)




  
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Jun 17, 2010 17:43 |  #7

lol... I will try craiglist.

ZXDrew wrote in post #10379695 (external link)
I would put it on craigslist. People have no idea about price on that site.




  
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Jun 18, 2010 13:27 |  #8

Check your personal integrity unless you disclose the problem. Don't know about you but mine worth a lot more than $180 (Canon's likely refurbish fee).

I had the same issue on a 30D - also shutter release sticking. Problem was sand. I had Canon work it over. They replaced the shutter release and cleaned the rest. $126 (using a friend's 30% discount).

You could try brushing it clean. If the problem is electronic then the camera's probably on it's way out and not worth fixing.


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Jun 18, 2010 14:22 |  #9

I indicated flash problem on the ebay so the buyers aware of the condition of the camera. My personal integrity is good to go.

NBEast wrote in post #10385873 (external link)
Check your personal integrity unless you disclose the problem. Don't know about you but mine worth a lot more than $180 (Canon's likely refurbish fee).

I had the same issue on a 30D - also shutter release sticking. Problem was sand. I had Canon work it over. They replaced the shutter release and cleaned the rest. $126 (using a friend's 30% discount).

You could try brushing it clean. If the problem is electronic then the camera's probably on it's way out and not worth fixing.




  
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Jun 18, 2010 16:08 |  #10

Jay1204 wrote in post #10386173 (external link)
I indicated flash problem on the ebay so the buyers aware of the condition of the camera. My personal integrity is good to go.

Sorry to jump to the negative so quick and glad to see all the honesty karma floating around. Good luck with it.

Hey; the 1D and 5D users get by just fine without a flash.


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Jun 18, 2010 16:10 |  #11

I had the same exact problem with my 20D so I sent it off to the Canon service center in Irvine. I don't remember the exact cost but it was around $125. It was just dirt/lint in the latch mechanism. They cleaned and perhaps tweaked it a bit and it was just fine. Try some compressed air (not to be used inside the camera) and check the latch alignment. Should be just fine.


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Jun 19, 2010 01:27 as a reply to  @ Skip Souza's post |  #12

My 50D flash does the same.. First attempt I get an error message, I then give the flash a tap and wriggle ,,it pops up..

I'm not concerned,,I don't even care.. I never use the pop up flash anyway..


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Jun 19, 2010 07:14 |  #13

yogestee wrote in post #10388924 (external link)
My 50D flash does the same.. First attempt I get an error message, I then give the flash a tap and wriggle ,,it pops up..

I'm not concerned,,I don't even care.. I never use the pop up flash anyway..

Exactly the same problem and remedy with my 40D
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Jun 19, 2010 08:29 |  #14

My 20D used to do it when I bought it (2nd hand), it's very common. I cleaned any lint out I could see and then left the flash sitting up overnight a few times, hasn't done it since.




  
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Jun 19, 2010 18:56 |  #15

+1 on compressed air. Had the same problem with my 20D, keep the flash closed and shot some compressed air at the space between the flash and body, never had a problem since. But if you do want to sell, 350 is to much for a malfunctioning 20D. They go for that in pristine condition on Adorama now. Included with the kit lens, I would say 300 would be a reasonable price. Hope either way you have success with your 20D it is a fantastic camera!


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