YouTube - FAIL: Replacing Shutter on Canon EOS 30D
LOL, had to share this with you all...success or not, it was going to be published. Friends said that I should have used a near-by 2lb sledge hammer to finish the job
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Hey nice try.
It's a lens not a lense!
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What will you do with the camera now?
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I'll probably have one more go at it and see what happens. If it doesn't work the second time I suppose sell it for spare parts.
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can't see anything at work, here, but what's the failure?
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Thanks for posting even if you had a failure in execution. I think, wait.....I know if this ever happens to me I'll be sending it to Canon for a repair. I can solder just fine but somehow I think my luck would end up just like yours did. Kudos for giving it the effort though!
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Sucks. Goo try though, i would never attempted anything like that. How cool would it have been if it worked though!
Well I hope it shows how tedious of a job this can be. Honestly, for the amount I had to disassemble I think $300 for the parts and time is well worth it. It was interesting to find that to remove the shutter took twice the time to just have to remove the sensor. I also know now if I ever bend pins on the CF seat that I would repair myself (easy job maybe 1 hour of work to remove that module).
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You did well as far as motivation, but your technique was lacking. The shutter assembly may be good; maybe it was one of the control circuits that failed.
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The disappointment in your voice at the end is so sad, haha
Thanks for all the comments.
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Dec 28, 2009 18:06 as a reply to @ motleypixel's post |
Sucks that it didn't work.
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