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Has anyone sent their 5D2 back to Canon to fix CF door?

 
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Mar 22, 2009 00:48 |  #1

Just wondering if anyone has actually sent their 5D Mark II back to Canon to fix the CF door creak and what their experience has been. Mine developed a creak recently and I'm thinking about sending it in rather than the DIY fixes.




  
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Mar 22, 2009 00:51 |  #2

Sure why not? Its under warranty.


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Mar 22, 2009 02:57 |  #3

I don't think it's actually caused by a manufacturing defect, just a loose tolerance in the part. It starts off rock solid but becomes loose and creaky after a while


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Mar 22, 2009 03:23 as a reply to  @ smorter's post |  #4

It`s plastic. Hit it with some WD40 drops.:rolleyes:


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Mar 22, 2009 03:25 |  #5

I would guess that it would be a waste of time because it's not defective...it's just how it is.




  
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Mar 22, 2009 11:07 |  #6

jra wrote in post #7572566 (external link)
I would guess that it would be a waste of time because it's not defective...it's just how it is.

that's what i'm afraid of. spending time and money to send it to them, only to have them send it back saying it's within factory spec.




  
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Mar 22, 2009 11:10 |  #7

jra wrote in post #7572566 (external link)
I would guess that it would be a waste of time because it's not defective...it's just how it is.

yep.

Not worth the time w/o the camera or postage for something that took me <1minute and some tape to fix.

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Jun 11, 2009 15:20 |  #8

On a ~$2600 body, a squeaky CF door is not just a bug. Shooting video with an on-board microphone, that squeak just became a failed part.

Bump for the thread, anyone else been in contact w/ Canon about this?


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Jun 11, 2009 15:31 |  #9

My squeak went away after a while.



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Jun 11, 2009 15:34 |  #10

My first one creaked. My replacement (not for this issue) does not creak at all. I'm happy. It never really bugged me too much, but having one that doesn't is better than having one that does - heh.




  
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Jun 11, 2009 15:40 |  #11

Are you guys talking about an audible squeak or something you just feel when you grab the camera? I can certainly feel the CF door moving especially when I have my 200L mounted, but I don't HEAR any creaks.




  
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Jun 11, 2009 16:20 |  #12

Jon Smith wrote in post #8091931 (external link)
On a ~$2600 body, a squeaky CF door is not just a bug. Shooting video with an on-board microphone, that squeak just became a failed part.

By that logic so are the focus ring, zoom ring, IS, AF, any buttons, and the thumb wheel...the on board mic pics up all of them.


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Jun 11, 2009 16:22 |  #13

Don't send it ..it could be worse :D


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Jun 11, 2009 16:29 |  #14

bacchanal wrote in post #8092282 (external link)
By that logic so are the focus ring, zoom ring, IS, AF, any buttons, and the thumb wheel...the on board mic pics up all of them.

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Jun 11, 2009 16:32 as a reply to  @ drdiesel1's post |  #15

I have had no problem with mine at all.




  
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