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Canon 50D Compact Flash Card Replacement

 
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Nov 09, 2015 18:01 |  #1

Has anyone had the compact flash card holder replaced in their camera through Canon and the cost?
Sending mine in , corrupted every card put in it.


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Nov 09, 2015 18:48 |  #2

I would get a very strong flashlight and look into the card area of your camera, specifically at the pins at the base of the card socket. There should be two rows of 25 pins each. It is relatively common to have a bent pin which will yield card problems. Sometimes, using care and some small tools, if you find a bent pin it can be straightened and your problem will go away, at least temporarily. From that point forward I do not recommend removal of the card for image transfer, use the method suggested by Canon which involves a cable connection to the camera. The more you "exercise" that weakened pin, the more likely it will fail.




  
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Nov 09, 2015 22:59 |  #3

no idea about cost, but from the parts catalog the 50D's CF socket has a separate part for the pin connecter (WS1-6998-000) so if it's just bent pins then it should be relatively inexpensive to repair...


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Nov 10, 2015 15:11 |  #4

I would guess-timate the cost will be around $150 to $175 to replace the CF socket in the camera. The part probably isn't all that expensive, but the camera needs to be disassembled quite a bit, so labor is likely most of the expense.

This is just an estimate, though. If you are certain that's what's needed, you could probably get a better quote from Canon Service Dept. over the phone, and a more accurate quote once they actually have the camera in hand. Alternatively, call and ask some local pro photographers if there's a good, independent repairer in your area. If anyone knows of one, local pros will and that shop might be able to make the repair at lower cost.


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Nov 10, 2015 15:46 |  #5

John from PA wrote in post #17777919 (external link)
I would get a very strong flashlight and look into the card area of your camera, specifically at the pins at the base of the card socket. There should be two rows of 25 pins each. It is relatively common to have a bent pin which will yield card problems. Sometimes, using care and some small tools, if you find a bent pin it can be straightened and your problem will go away, at least temporarily. From that point forward I do not recommend removal of the card for image transfer, use the method suggested by Canon which involves a cable connection to the camera. The more you "exercise" that weakened pin, the more likely it will fail.

I can't add anything to the discussion other than to say the pins should be on the card and not in the socket. IMHO it is a bad design. That would prevent these issues.

Sorry, it is off topic and relates to the 7D2 but I have a question related to this post.

I have used the suggested cable method a few times. I had also set the time zone and the clock to auto update. The first time I used a cable I found the time stamp on the files on the computer were off by the amount in the selected time zone ie: UTC set to -4; picture taken at 5pm; file on computer time stamp 1pm; exif time stamp 5pm

This only happens when using the cable. Removing the card from the camera and using a card reader does not exhibit the same problem. Set time to manual adjustment after that.

Anyone else notice this behaviour?

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Nov 11, 2015 00:22 as a reply to  @ amfoto1's post |  #6

They will not give quote over phone without sending it in.


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