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help! somehing blocks my 5D sensor with err99

 
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May 15, 2012 16:40 |  #1

Hi folks,

Don't know if any of you have come across with this...
I bought a old 5D that originally works fine. After couple of days, all of sudden, there is the infamous err 99 message shown. Then I found that all the pictures I took have about up third black. Like the picture below.

IMAGE: http://i47.tinypic.com/2ary80.jpg

By using B mode, I found that something is blocking the sensor! see the picture below. Is it the shutter curtains? why it stuck there? and how can I get it fixed?

IMAGE: http://i45.tinypic.com/x5avsk.jpg

Many thanks!
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May 15, 2012 17:37 |  #2

Shutter curtain. Shutter failure. Off to Canon (or a local and capable shop) with this one.


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May 15, 2012 18:52 |  #3

Shutter fix cost me $180 on the 20D three years ago @ Canon Irvine. Don't know if prices are the same now, or if it would be vastly different on the 5D (I would hope not).


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May 15, 2012 18:57 |  #4

Couldn't this just be the focusing screen come lose? It almost looks that way from the photo!




  
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May 15, 2012 18:59 |  #5

What lens were you using when this happened? Any chance it was an EFS lens?




  
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May 15, 2012 19:16 |  #6

5Dmaniac wrote in post #14437172 (external link)
Couldn't this just be the focusing screen come lose? It almost looks that way from the photo!

nope - you're looking at the shutter curtains (and they should be either all the way up, or all the way down...)


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May 15, 2012 19:29 |  #7

I had the same thing happen on a 10D. Apparently this was a common problem and had to do with the pivot point for the mirror. Found a tutorial on how to fix it and did it myself. Not saying that the 5D is having the same problem though, but it looks like the mirror is not raising up all the way.

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In the picture shown above, he has the camera on bulb mode and has the shutter button pushed down. If it was the shutter curtain, wouldn't the mirror be all the way up exposing the defective shutter curtain?
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May 15, 2012 20:01 |  #8

Chopper Al wrote in post #14437295 (external link)
In the picture shown above, he has the camera on bulb mode and has the shutter button pushed down. If it was the shutter curtain, wouldn't the mirror be all the way up exposing the defective shutter curtain?

yep - in the posted picture, the mirror is up out of the way and the greenish thingy is the top half of the sensor. The bottom half is covered by the stuck shutter curtain.


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May 15, 2012 20:09 |  #9

In the picture shown above, he has the camera on bulb mode and has the shutter button pushed down. If it was the shutter curtain, wouldn't the mirror be all the way up exposing the defective shutter curtain?

ummm..the mirror IS up.... :o
(EDIT, Joe beat me to it :) )

It is definitely the shutter like Joe mentioned..
Typical prices are ~$200-250 or so for a shutter repair//replacement from Canon..ymmv..

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May 15, 2012 20:24 |  #10

OOPS! My bad. Thought the sensor in behind the shutter curtain was the mirror.

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May 16, 2012 06:33 as a reply to  @ Chopper Al's post |  #11

thanks a lot guys for your reply! I will contact Canon see what they say and update on this. Cheers!




  
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Jul 05, 2012 04:37 as a reply to  @ boriszhou's post |  #12

Hi just update the result of my faulty 5D. sent to Canon centre in China. replaced shutter unit for about 155 USD. working well now. thanks a lot for your help and reply.:)




  
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Jul 05, 2012 09:57 |  #13

Good price, glad to hear it's back in action.


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