I have a Rebel XT that got a couple of the CF pins bent recently that unfortunately broke when an attempt to straighten them was made. Now the camera gives a CF card error and no way to insert a CF card. I removed the batteries and still no luck. I was living on borrowed time with the camera as the shutter had a second curtain issue at higher SS (1/1000 or higher) so I'm bummed but not really surprised that it finally went.
The question I have for you all is - does this thing have any value? I do have a spare battery but no other attachments (i.e. grip) that could part out as I have a 40D that I predominately use.