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5D Mk II Door Fix

 
Kruzkal
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Mar 15, 2009 19:30 |  #1

Yes I know the creeky door shouldn't be there in the fist place. Does it annoy you?

If it does and you haven't managed to fix it yourself then here is a little DIY fix for you:

The tiniest bit of Blu-Tack in the in the two holes where where the door "bolts" go in. The smallest amount will do.

Enjoy!




  
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Mar 15, 2009 19:32 |  #2

I'm lost...

Do the screws back out often or something?


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Mar 15, 2009 19:55 |  #3

Creaky door.




  
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Mar 15, 2009 20:16 as a reply to  @ Kruzkal's post |  #4

What's Blu-tack?


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Mar 15, 2009 20:45 |  #5

Guess he means this stuff.

http://en.wikipedia.or​g/wiki/Blu-tack (external link)

I have the creaky door too but it doesn't bother me much. It is disappointing on such an expensive camera. :confused:


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Mar 15, 2009 22:03 |  #6

That's not really a "fix" :lol:.


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Mar 15, 2009 22:11 |  #7

Doesn't that stuff attract dirt and oil? Not in meh camera! :)


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Mar 15, 2009 22:18 |  #8

I need a DIY with pictures :p:o


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Mar 15, 2009 22:54 |  #9

Another method I use is a thin strip of Permacel Professional Grade Gaffer Tape along the bottom door edge. It has to be tiny so as to not obstruct the door (just fill in the looseness)

If it looks like I'm advertising Permacel Professional grade tape, I am because it's the only brand of Gaffer tape I've used that's actually worth the money


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Mar 16, 2009 04:16 |  #10

mattograph wrote in post #7530829 (external link)
Doesn't that stuff attract dirt and oil? Not in meh camera! :)

From where? Inside your memory card slot?




  
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Mar 16, 2009 10:52 |  #11

I'm hoping the grip I plan on ordering once batteries are available will cure my creaky door. On my 50D the grip gets your palm away from that edge that at least on my is the culprit.

If that doesn't due it, I'm super gluing the door shut.  :p




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Mar 16, 2009 12:49 |  #12

Kruzkal wrote in post #7532313 (external link)
From where? Inside your memory card slot?

What can I say? I'm paranoid!


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Mar 18, 2009 04:27 |  #13

To those of you who are confused as to the function of Blu-Tack, this is all I meant:

IMAGE: http://i41.tinypic.com/15nb1uo.jpg

You are no more or less likely to get dirt in your CF compartment than before. If you want the Blu-Tack out, just pick it out with a toothpick.



  
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Mar 18, 2009 04:30 |  #14

What is this creaky door you guys are complaining about?
Haven't encountered it.


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Mar 18, 2009 04:32 |  #15

oops double post sorry :)


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