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Sep 17, 2008 14:39 |  #1

I was at my fraternity brother's wedding over the weekend and I was shooting with my XTi during the reception. Bottles of wine were free flowing and one of my brothers who had been enjoying a bottle came up to me with the bottle in his hand. I was sitting and as he bent over to talk to me, the contents of the bottle of wine poured all over my XTi! :shock: He ran off to get some towels and we proceeded to clean it up the best we could. He wanted me to test it and I told him it could damage it further by turning it on, but he insisted that I do and that he would pay for any repairs necessary. It turned on ok and took pictures, but when I turned the switch off, it would stay on until I pressed the shutter release. I told him this wasn't right and it would have to go in to Canon, so he gave me a down payment. I unpacked the camera last night when I got home from work to see how it was. I got a few error 99's and now all it says is "Change Battery Pack," which when doing so has no effect. Is this something Canon will be able to fix, or will I need a new camera? I'm not mad really at all, which is a shock. Knowing that my friend will be paying for everything is rather a comfort.


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Sep 17, 2008 14:43 |  #2

Send it off to Canon to see how much it will cost. It might just need a deep cleaning. I doubt you will see lingering issues from moisture like you would from a fall.


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Sep 17, 2008 16:11 |  #3

Canon will tell you it is uneconomical to repair because it had liquid damage. You will get lingering issues and Canon won't work on it because there are so many hidden problems that will pop up in the future. Tell your frat brother he owes you a new camera.


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Sep 17, 2008 19:15 as a reply to  @ spitfirejd's post |  #4

I hope he realizes the costs involved.


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Sep 17, 2008 19:30 |  #5

Insurance FTW!




  
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Sep 17, 2008 19:31 as a reply to  @ MattMoore's post |  #6

Dumb question I am sure.... I always see FTW, WTF does it mean? :lol:


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Sep 17, 2008 19:33 |  #7

Canon is able to fix anything.
How much theyll charge you for it is another story.

FTW = For The Win


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Sep 17, 2008 19:35 |  #8
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yes it might not make sense getting it fixed as u can prolly get a new body for that price etc...


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Sep 17, 2008 19:35 |  #9

for the win and what the f




  
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Sep 17, 2008 19:39 |  #10

AdamLewis wrote in post #6329165 (external link)
Canon is able to fix anything.
How much theyll charge you for it is another story.

FTW = For The Win

Not true. You ever see the pics of the 600mm that decided to go swimming with the gators? They would have had to REPLACE the motors and the glass in it. I heard that for every 10 watered lens Canon receives for repair, Canon returns 10 unrepairable lens. Technically they don't fix them, they simply return them. That is something that borrowlenses.com was told I believe when they called Canon.


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Sep 17, 2008 19:39 |  #11

not only is it a liquid accident it is a sugar based accident, once dry all the residue will still be there, a sticky situation it is, new camera:)


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Sep 17, 2008 19:42 as a reply to  @ wallybud's post |  #12

Good point.


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Sep 17, 2008 20:46 |  #13

time for an upgrade? at least to XSI :)



  
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Sep 17, 2008 20:48 |  #14

spitfirejd wrote in post #6327967 (external link)
Canon will tell you it is uneconomical to repair because it had liquid damage. You will get lingering issues and Canon won't work on it because there are so many hidden problems that will pop up in the future. Tell your frat brother he owes you a new camera.

agreed.
the cost of repairs could be more than youd like, thus making it more reasonable to just buy a new camera. time for you to fall under the 50d hype :D




  
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Sep 17, 2008 20:49 |  #15

EMART49 wrote in post #6329666 (external link)
time for an upgrade? at least to XSI :)

I was contemplating that. If I use the money from him plus some of mine, I could move up to a 40D for not a whole lot on my part. We'll see what Canon has to say.


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