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Jul 22, 2011 21:21 |  #1

Well I recently sent my 5d in for the mirror fix and get an estimate for bent cf pins that's gonna will cost me 230 dollars to fix. My camera was writing just fine before I sent it in. How critical is it to fix my pins?



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Jul 22, 2011 21:33 |  #2

It depends which pins, not all pins are actually used. If it was working fine before, with the bent pins, then it probably doesn't need them (or they are still straight enough to be connecting properly.

So, probably not critical to get them fixed, going by your comments, but if you are still inserting and removing cards (rather than leaving one in permanently and downloading from the camera) there is always the possibility of something getting worse. Murphy's Law would suggest that it would put your camera out of action just when you really need it. If you leave the card in all the time, and it is working fine, you should have no problems.




  
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Jul 22, 2011 22:11 |  #3

Sounds like somebody removed the card, if they've seen bent pins. Get it fixed.




  
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Jul 22, 2011 22:13 |  #4

People hate using the cable. But i find the cable easier to replace than fixing bent pins.




  
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Jul 22, 2011 22:22 |  #5

kjonnnn wrote in post #12807324 (external link)
People hate using the cable. But i find the cable easier to replace than fixing bent pins.

I hate getting the card out and use the cable all the time. Only remove cards when they are full before I can download.


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Jul 22, 2011 22:24 as a reply to  @ rick_reno's post |  #6

As someone said it depends on which pin it is but one thing you need to consider. Even if you're able to break off the bent part of a "useless" pin, you take the chance of the remaining pin on the backside (which you cannot get to, minus a repair) falling off and shorting something out in your camera.

Just send it in and have Canon fix it. You'll get a six month warranty to boot.

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Jul 22, 2011 23:14 |  #7

It's at Canon now and i sent it without a card just body and cap. Seriously though 20 for parts and the rest for labor? How hard is it to do?



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Jul 23, 2011 00:06 |  #8

I don't think this a DIY kinda deal, let the canon guys do it and rest assure. If the F it up at least it's their hands


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Jul 23, 2011 00:18 |  #9

guyzer09 wrote in post #12807598 (external link)
It's at Canon now and i sent it without a card just body and cap. Seriously though 20 for parts and the rest for labor? How hard is it to do?

$20 for parts , the rest is for knowing where to put them...


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Jul 23, 2011 04:47 as a reply to  @ hawkeye60's post |  #10

Some things I leave for the Canon people to do. I can do shutter replacements, CF slot replacement/repair. It's a question of what I can't do, what's under warranty or don't have the cajones to do.

The 5d mirror fix I'm sending into Canon sometime, as well as my 24-105 for cleaning and 70-200 f4L for IS replacement. I could probably do the IS replacement on my 70-200, I have all the tools but I don't have the calibration equipment.

The problem is all I will have is my 400d, with no other lenses. I may pick up an 18-55 IS or a 17-85 IS to hold me over until then.


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Jul 23, 2011 14:45 |  #11

guyzer09 wrote in post #12807598 (external link)
It's at Canon now and i sent it without a card just body and cap. Seriously though 20 for parts and the rest for labor? How hard is it to do?

Canon has a minimum service charge, for any repair, big or small. That price is their minimum unfortunately.

It sucks... I had to pay it once for bent CF pins.


  
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Jun 22, 2012 07:59 as a reply to  @ safehaven's post |  #12

Hello,

I've run into a situation with my 5D that is such a long story that I won't go into it, but the latest thing is that the camera is giving me err 01 and 99 messages. This is a replacement 5D sent to me by the repair facility in Paris and they are willing to take it back and repair it, but I've been through so much with them already I don't trust them to send back a working camera. When I look in the card slot I see two pins, one on either side of the slot, that are pushed in just a little more than the rest of the pins. Could this be causing the err messages? I've tried different cards and it errors with all of them.

Along with the error messages, the shutter goes up and freezes for a moment then comes back down, not recording an image. Sometimes it takes pictures after I reset the camera by removing the battery and CF card for twenty minutes, but after 20-30 shots it starts to freeze again and give err messages. Sometimes the shutter button won't work at all and I can't access the menu or playback, but the top LCD will display normally.

It does this with several different lenses...all four Canon lenses that I own.

It's acting funky and I wondered if anyone has had an experience like this one. I think Canon sent me a lemon replacement!




  
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Jun 22, 2012 08:39 |  #13

"When I look in the card slot I see two pins, one on either side of the slot, that are pushed in just a little more than the rest of the pins. Could this be causing the err messages? I've tried different cards and it errors with all of them."

If you can see that they are pushed in to some degree, then it may very well be that those pins are active and not making proper contact and thus cause the errors. Just speculative, but probably possiblle.




  
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Jun 22, 2012 08:42 |  #14

Lucas,
Welcome to the forums. I hope you find as much good info on here as I'm finding.

Did a quick Google search and it appears that Err 01 is a communication error between lens and body while Err 99 is a general error that could be caused by a number of failures.

For Err 01, since it's doing this for all your lenses it would seem to be a fault in the body. The only thing that I can recommend is to check the contacts on the body to ensure they're clean and have no damage. Simplest way I've found to clean electrical contacts is a pencil eraser. If the eraser is dirty rub it on a clean sheet of paper to expose clean rubber and then gently "erase" your contacts. That should remove any surface oxidization and finger oils. Hold the body upside down while doing this to prevent rubber falling inside.

I suppose that the bent pins you see could be causing your Err 99 problem but since it's a generic fault code there's no way to tell. I suspect that you're simply going to have to return it to Canon. Unfortunately, they may very well have sent you a lemon. It's going to be up to them to correct the problem. That probably doesn't help you much right now but that's all I've got.

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Jun 22, 2012 08:54 |  #15

There is a good thread on CF card damage and bent pin at https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1127101

I had some input on that thread but one of the best sites on the bent pin issue is at http://www.tomguilmett​e.com/archives/445 (external link) where a bent pin is discussed on a 5DMkII. Note the writer of this thread was able to get a no-charge repair from Canon.

DO NOT USE A PENCIL ERASER as mcoomer suggests. That is a good way to remove the ultra thin gold coating that will be found on most of the erminations in a camera or lens. Simply wipe the area clean with some microfiber cloth dipped in alcohol.




  
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