I got a good deal on a 1D MkII this year and I knew I was taking a little risk buying an older model, but I weighed my options and got it. I already had a 7D but wanted another body as backup. Like I said, it was a good price and even with 170K on the shutter I was happy.
Well, this weekend I shot a 5k race, 10k, as well as a half and full marathon, and after about 7,000 frames I see a bright band across the middle of the images and also an angled black bar on one edge. Yep, shutter's blown. I finished the event with my 7D and later pointed out to my understanding wife how beneficial it was to have a backup body. She indeed understood and was glad I had it too, since I was being paid for the event (I have a great wife).
Anyway, I called the NJ repair center this morning and was told that as of a few months ago the 1D MkII is no longer being serviced. It also does not appear on the eligible gear list for CPS repairs on the website.
Canon Parts does have the shutter in stock, but Canon Service won't touch it. Keep in mind that I was just joe blow calling in, not a CPS platinum guy. Maybe one of you would get different results. Anywho, I do have a repair guy who will get the replacement shutter from Canon and do the work. I am just letting you all know that the 1D MkII owned by mere mortals like myself are no longer on Canon's service list. (Just like my 28-70 2.8L!!). FWIW, the "N" does still appear on the list on the CPS site.
BTW, I'm not upset with Canon at all. I know it's not economical for them to service the older stuff.