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did canon repair mess with my XTi?

 
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Jun 07, 2008 12:48 |  #1

I recently sent in my rebel XTi for repair, and canon took care of everything I asked, but i noticed when I got it back, something is rattling inside, near the flash. I never noticed this before. It's not like something is loose, and clanking around, but it sounds like something is stuck in place moving slightly back and forth.

I called canon, and they said this is normal, but I never heard this once before, and i noticed it right away when I got it back. Am I just crazy, and never noticed this before, or should I send it back? Does anyone else here with an XTi hear some sort of shaking/rattling noise comming from near the flash?

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Jun 07, 2008 12:50 |  #2

its probably the orientation sensor. does it only happen when you tilt the camera from landscape to portrait orientation? if so, then this is normal.




  
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Jun 07, 2008 12:50 |  #3

It is normal. It is the sensor that tells the camera if it is in landscape or portrait position. It is a problem if you don't hear that noise in the XTi.


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Jun 07, 2008 13:00 |  #4

^^^ no i dont think this is it, but im no expert. I noticed the same thing with my XTi, and became worried. Its just something with the flash, and all XTi's have that rattling. Watch, pop up the flash and then shake....on mine there is no sound. Only when it is closed. I remeber reading somewhere that it is like the flash bracket something something, but again, im no expert.


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Jun 07, 2008 15:33 |  #5

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^^^ no i dont think this is it, but im no expert. I noticed the same thing with my XTi, and became worried. Its just something with the flash, and all XTi's have that rattling. Watch, pop up the flash and then shake....on mine there is no sound. Only when it is closed. I remeber reading somewhere that it is like the flash bracket something something, but again, im no expert.

I don't know about the XTi, but my wife's XT makes a very small rattling noise when the flash is closed, which disappears when it pops-up. The noise is made by the flash body itself, because of the free-play or clearance between the flash and cradle. At least this type of rattling noise is normal.

All he has to do to make sure it's the same noise is (flash down in its cradle) to hold the flash, and lightly wiggle it side to side while he listen for the noise. If the noise is heard (or if a free-play is felt), then his camera is fine.


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Jun 08, 2008 19:09 |  #6

It's probably the rails that guide the pop-up flash. Nothing to be worried about, as it occurrs on brand new bodies.




  
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Jun 08, 2008 19:19 |  #7

I think it is in the manual that you will hear a noise when shifting between landscape and portrait mode... at least, that is what I have read around here I think




  
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Jun 08, 2008 21:19 as a reply to  @ trailblazer's post |  #8

It's on page 162 of the manual and is normal.


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