1Dclassic wrote in post #13829202
Yeah, I don't buy that excuse though...if you buy another used body, you're taking on the same level of risk again! You could end up buying a string of bodies and have all of them fail (remember failures are statistically random, but the chance goes up as cameras age). At least by fixing your camera, you increase the probability that it will last into the future, because of the new components and maintenance performed on the systems. It's actually less risky with a good repair shop to repair than to purchase another used body. I just went through the same thing with several Nikon bodies. And within the next 5 months, Nikon is going to stop supplying parts to independent repair shops...this makes me want to get into Canon as soon as possible.
You think the same way as I do & I also have form with this! 4 Years ago my Motorcycle, which was already 14 years old, needed major Engine Surgery. I had that done as well despite it costing every penny the Bike was worth.
Again, I can only repeat what I have been told by both an Authorized & an Independant UK Repairers. That is that in the UK at least, Parts are available. I will be able to give a more definite statement when I get my 1D classic back, if it comes back working then Parts are available, if all I get is a "Sorry but...." then they arn't. It took them 3 weeks to give me a quote, I only gave the go-ahead last week so I don't expect it back anytime soon! I will post on this Thread when I get it back.
I would suggest contacting Canon themselves, some Authorized Repairers & some Independant Repairers in your own Country to see if you can find out anymore.
A final point is that, just because Nikon decide not to sell Parts to the Independants anymore, this may not stop the Authorized Repariers acting as intermediaries & selling the Parts on for a Profit. Again going back to Motorcycles, my local Independant Bike Shop had to use this route to get Parts for some Bikes.
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