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Dec 09, 2014 17:44 |  #1

I though it would never happen! I had my 40D laying on top of my camera Cabinet. I keep it up on top of my camera Cabinet so I can grab it Quickly. I had been doing this for years and my cat had never tried to jump up on my camera Cabinet. Then it happened! :mrgreen: My camera Cabinet is about four feet tall. So he jumps grebes the phone cord with one paw and with the other paw he grabs neck strap with the other paw. Needless to say the phone nor the camera were fasted to any thing.

On the cat's way back down to the floor here comes the phone and my Canon 40D down on top of his head! The cat didn't know which way to run. And I didn't know if I should kick or stomp the cat or just Cry. Right at that moment I felt like doing all of the above.

Now that four days have past. My canon 40D doesn't rattle, so no loose parts may it's not broke but as luck would have it, when I put a new battery in it it would not turn on! So what should I do with my eight year old 40D? Throw it away, give it away, get a new camera, or have it fixed (Oh I wonder how much it will cost)?




  
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Dec 09, 2014 17:55 |  #2

If you have the cash I'd get a new camera. Always fun to get new toys.


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Dec 09, 2014 18:21 |  #3

Can a local camera store look at it?

There's the Canon Loyalty Program option:
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=948785


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Dec 09, 2014 18:49 |  #4

Heya,

You could attempt to have it fixed, but it will likely cost as much as a 40D goes for anyways ($250 average).

So really, at this point, you could sell it for parts ($40~60) for someone willing to get it fixed or self-fix.

Or you can just use it for Canon Loyalty Program, and get a new camera (like a solid Refurb, the 60D makes sense here).

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Dec 09, 2014 19:03 |  #5

If I were you I would cry a little and then begin looking at other options. The 40D was and is a great camera, mine was stolen so I feel your pain, but they are older and are not worth very much. If you have someone locally that could take a quick look at it it might be repairable but the cost of repair can quickly exceed it's value. If it were me my next option would be to look at the Canon Loyalty Program as mentioned by Blurr Cube. I have purchased 2 refurbished cameras through the program and they were both like new. The other option is to begin looking at new cameras. Whichever route you choose I hope you find just the right camera for you.


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Dec 09, 2014 19:13 as a reply to  @ MalVeauX's post |  #6

What would be a good replacement for my 40D? I do a lot of wildlife and birds. Oh buy the way the camera had canon 100-400 zoom lens on it. I tried it on my canon 20D. It seemed to work ok except it didn't zoom in and out very good. I don't refurbished stuff, but I may have to change my mind now.




  
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Dec 09, 2014 19:19 |  #7

DunRoamin wrote in post #17323595 (external link)
What would be a good replacement for my 40D? I do a lot of wildlife and birds. Oh buy the way the camera had canon 100-400 zoom lens on it. I tried it on my canon 20D. It seemed to work ok except it didn't zoom in and out very good. I don't refurbished stuff, but I may have to change my mind now.

The replacement camera for you depends on budget.

60D/7D/70D come to mind.

As for your 100-400L, that's definitely worth repairing since a new one costs substantially more than a repair.

Might want to consider pawning the cat. Or changing your storage habits. ;)

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Dec 09, 2014 19:37 |  #8

Go find a deal on a 60d and enjoy it! I still have my 40d but it doesn't see much use at all. Once I get my x100s I'm not sure it will.


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Dec 09, 2014 19:43 |  #9

Did you check both the CF card door and the battery door to make sure they are closing all the way? If either is even a little ajar, the camera will not power up..


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Dec 10, 2014 04:14 |  #10
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My guess is nothing wrong with the camera. Open and close the battery door and CF card door several times with the camera turned on. Any display of life will tell you which one got whacked.


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Dec 10, 2014 05:12 |  #11

You sure your cat is not on the Canon payroll?;-)a




  
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Dec 10, 2014 07:16 |  #12

You mention Birding and Wildlife as what you prefer to do. With the 7DII out the price on the 7DI has came Waaaay down I believe I saw an add at B&H for $625. If you have the money the 7DII would be the tops for Birding and Wildlife, but if you don't have the cash you won't get a better deal than a new 7D at the moment.


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Dec 10, 2014 09:59 |  #13

60Ds sure are going cheap!

You could score a 7D for a great price too. That's a pretty good upgrade.




  
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Dec 10, 2014 10:15 |  #14

More importantly ... how is the cat?


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Dec 10, 2014 10:20 |  #15

I had a similar drop with a 5DII same symptoms, $250 later I was good to go. Sounds like you should try all the self repairs. Failing that sell it for oarts and graba 60D/7D used.




  
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