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What to do with a fried 5D MKII?

 
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Sep 07, 2016 21:45 as a reply to  @ post 18120152 |  #16

Hey thanks for the link. I'll dig out my quote from Canon and see if they counter with something reasonable. Appreciate it!




  
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Sep 09, 2016 07:38 |  #17

Like someone else said, try to find a small local camera shop. There is one near me that repairs cameras for far less than Canon does. They are even able to find parts for discontinued gear.




  
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Sep 09, 2016 09:08 |  #18

Since you know the needed boards, I would give two places a shot at repair. One, and the one I think the very best is Advance Camera Repair. The website is http://www.advancecame​ra.com/ (external link). The phone number is 503-292-6996 and you can email them at repair@advancecamera.c​‚Äčom

I used them once, then recommended them to a friend that lived in Portland OR (where they are located) whose camera took a salt water hit. He praised the work and felt the price was very reasonable as compared to Canon, who wanted to scrap the camera.

Another place that might work with you over the phone is Chicago Camera Specialists at (312) 332-5538. I can't speak for repairs but one time while in Chicago I walked by the place and saw that they did sensor cleaning on a walk in basis. It is an impressive shop, very clean.

I would not expect either of these places to give you a firm price over the phone but maybe they can give you a ballpark since you know the parts needed.




  
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Sep 09, 2016 09:37 |  #19

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FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #18120129 (external link)
Sell on eBay for spare parts?

Excellent suggestion. When I put things up on eBay for bid, I am always surprised at how much money people are willing to pay for them. The high prices that eBay buyers are willing to pay way more than make up for the commission and PayPal fees.

If I were to sell a "just for parts, not working" camera on eBay, I would definitely list it as an auction-style offering, not as a Buy-it-Now offering. If you list it auction-style, and start the auction at just a dollar, not only do you know you will definitely sell the camera, but you will get WAY MORE money for it than you would if you listed it as a Buy-it-Now sale.

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Sep 09, 2016 12:34 |  #20

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #18120129 (external link)
Sell on eBay for spare parts?

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18122171 (external link)
Excellent suggestion. When I put things up on eBay for bid, I am always surprised at how much money people are willing to pay for them. The high prices that eBay buyers are willing to pay way more than make up for the commission and PayPal fees.

The only issue I have with this process would be defining the potential damage so the buyer might have some idea of what might be salvageable. The OP has stated that Canon wants to replace at least two boards (how many are there?) so beyond exterior parts there might not be too much that is of any use.




  
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Sep 09, 2016 20:13 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #21

I think I've misplaced my Canon quote! Ughh. If I can find it I can reach out to a few of these other camera shops.

Thanks again.




  
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Sep 09, 2016 20:14 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #22

I actually sell a things on EBay now and then. Surprises you what people will buy. But I'd have to be very specific with my description. I certainly wouldn't want to deal with any returns.




  
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Sep 09, 2016 20:16 |  #23

Bdoherty61 wrote in post #18122808 (external link)
I think I've misplaced my Canon quote! Ughh. If I can find it I can reach out to a few of these other camera shops.

Thanks again.

Give the NJ service shop a call on Monday. They can resend the quote by email.




  
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Sep 09, 2016 20:26 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #24

I had thought of that. Luckily I still have my Work Item number. Thanks again!




  
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