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Can this be repaired or am I SOL????

 
taimaster
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Mar 19, 2012 19:56 |  #1

I haven't checked my camera gear in a month or so and today I find that my 17-40L is broken. I don't know how this happened. Can anyone see, judging by the pictures, if its repairable or is it just trash now? I'm out of warranty date and I'm pretty sure this is covered by warranty. From what I can see is that part where the screws hold the case together have broken. The ribbons, I'm not sure if they have split or they are just disconnected. Please help someone.

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Mar 19, 2012 19:58 |  #2

Looks like the ends of the ribbon cables are in tact... so.. I'd say it's fixable... sucks that it's no longer under warranty... but.. fixing it will be cheaper than buying a new one.


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Mar 19, 2012 19:59 |  #3

As long as it is a current model (and it is), Canon can glue it back together at a cost. I am not sure their flat rate fee applies in this situation. Contact the Canon service center in your region.


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Mar 19, 2012 19:59 |  #4

Wow, you didn't drop it or anything, it just came apart? I would send it in to Canon anyway, they should tell you whether it is cost effective to repair or not.


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Mar 19, 2012 20:21 |  #5

It should be pretty easy to fix if that's the only part that's broken, assuming that a new part is available from Canon.




  
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Mar 19, 2012 20:31 |  #6

I have same lens and it broke same way. Had it fixed for much cheaper than buying a new lens and never have any problem since. Don't recall the cost, think it was around 400.00 us




  
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Mar 19, 2012 20:43 as a reply to  @ RandyMN's post |  #7

hey guys, thanks for all the info and help!! Really appreciate it!! I guess my best option is to send it to Canon and have them take a look at it. I really dont know how it came apart. I'm pretty sure one of my nieces or nephews dropped my bag when i wasnt home and it broke. But thanks for all the replies!!!




  
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Mar 19, 2012 22:06 |  #8

The ribbons are fine. They just need to be plugged back in. The body itself looks like the screw mount are broken off. I'd imagine that since Canon still makes the lens, they should have the parts to fix it.


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Mar 19, 2012 22:29 |  #9

yep, and it will cost about $440. My 24-70mm broke into three pieces looking very similar to yours, except that the board feel out as well. Try to get your gear covered by home owners insurance or even renters insurance. I got mine fixed for free with my insurance, its always good to get your stuff covered by insurance.


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Mar 20, 2012 01:39 |  #10

appears repairable from what I see.




  
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Mar 20, 2012 01:54 |  #11

Definitely fixable and a very common lens "injury". My 35L is in the shop getting the same issue fixed. (AUD$500).

Your lens mount has snapped off exactly where Canon designed it too when the lens is subjected to "some form of external force". (Canon's way of telling me that I was a numptie and dropped my camera ;) )


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Mar 20, 2012 16:01 |  #12

Agreed with Neil. It's repairable, but it won't be cheap.

The lens took a big hit, either a drop, a kick in the bag or something. Those 3 mounts won't just snap without some type of trauma. That said, the mount did what it was supposed to do: limit the damage.


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Mar 20, 2012 17:22 |  #13

Thanks for all the advice everyone. I've never sent anything to canon for repairs before. How do I go about doing so?




  
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Mar 20, 2012 17:31 |  #14

Go to their website. They have instructions there. I believe you send in a request first, and they e-mail back, but it has been a while.


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Mar 20, 2012 18:42 |  #15

paddler4 wrote in post #14121626 (external link)
Go to their website. They have instructions there. I believe you send in a request first, and they e-mail back, but it has been a while.


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