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  • #1791
    ravnostic
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    Okay, so I was out shooting today, and I think my camera has died. It’s at least had a coronary–but can it be resuscitated?

    I noted an error (’99–turn your camera off and on or replace the battery’), so I turned it off and on. It worked for one shot–but hesitated. I can do all functions (sensor clean, image review, etc), however, I believe I’ve narrowed the problem down to the mirror. It will not move. In mirror lockup mode, the error occurs during the first shutter click where it should lock up. In manual sensor clean mode, the mirror doesn’t lock up, either. It appears, when I look into the body, that perhaps a piece has broken on the left side (when viewing into the body), but I cannot be certain as I don’t recall the exact mechanical mechanism that triggers the mirror. As it is now, there seems to be a piece that appears to be broken within the body, perhaps that used to move the mirror?

    If anyone has a EOS Rebel, can someone look into their body and tell me if there is a physical connection piece to the left side of the mirror?

    And if there is–does anyone know if this is a replaceable/reparable item? Or do I need to pick up some OT shifts to buy a new camera body?

    Please and thank you.

    //hope I have enough pictures in my archives to carry me through the next few contests. Think I’m good through ‘Mountains, Vocanoes, etc’, but haven’t seen a hopper update for beyond that yet (just got back in; haven’t checked to see if it’s been repopulated yet.)

    rav

    #27108
    CauseISaidSo
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    That sucks, rav. I don’t have a Rebel, but if you can remember the conversation on here about replacement focusing grids, someone linked to a couple of sites that sell those and those sites have instructions with pictures for specific camera models. You may be able to find a suitable comparison shot there. I think it might have been sleeping that provided one of the links, so maybe start by looking at his posting history.

    #27107
    sleeping
    Participant

    http://www.katzeyeoptics.com/ is probably what you were thinking of.

    #27106
    ravnostic
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    Reading around some forums, lots of things can give the Err99. I see shutter replacements (I’m near 40K photos, but the shutter can be triggered by other things, so probably over 40K releases and 50K is the ‘mean’–1/2 above, 1/2 below fail). Since in performing the manual shutter clean feature, the shutter also doesn’t expose itself, that’s a potential. The mirror lockup not working too? So that could be a further problem, which would cost some bucks as well I’m sure–and if I can’t identify which if not both is the problem, I think a replacement body may be in order.

    I think maybe I’ll have to get me a new body. Or a new ‘used’ body, gently used (I’m loath to the idea of buying 2nd hand as I don’t know what problems may come with it, though.)

    I guess maybe I’ll have to start looking.

    Sucks. I lost the 1/2 day of shooting in the Colorado Mtns, the shots I intended to take on my way back to Phoenix, and any efforts for new shots for future contests until I get it replaced. Not to mention the money to replace it, which I can do, but would rather spend elsewhere.

    #27105
    orionid
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    Can I have the carcass?

    #27125
    chupathingie
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    Can I have the carcass?

    Why do I have a mental image of someone sitting in a restaurant saying “Are you gonna eat that?” (I am interested to see what it gets recycled as, tho…) 😀

    #27124
    Farktographer
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    Random question – have you tried recharging outright replacing the battery? On my trip to Taiwan, I couldn’t get my mirror to lock up and I had a minor freakout until I found out I just needed to swap batteries to get it working again; not sure if it’d be similar since you aren’t even able to shoot right now, but a change of batteries and a lot of sacrificial offerings might give you something?

    #27123
    ravnostic
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    orionid No, you may not. I’ve had my own luck at equipment manipulation (the DP project, the faux tilt lens), and I may have further luck.

    Farktographer, you know, both batteries had their moments being charged on an inverter in my aunt’s truck, and I had my doubts about the safety of that. I’ve recharged the more depleted one this evening, and in a moment, before I hit the hay, I will check the camera and see if perhaps the battery charged properly may make a difference. It’s possible that the inverter screwed them both up, but unless I purchase a new battery to truly test that, I won’t know for sure if the recharge gamble doesn’t pay off. And since, if I must buy a new camera body, it isn’t likely it will use the same battery (damn Canon for that), I don’t know that I’d invest in purchasing one to test it further.

    That wallet with $700 I lost Memorial Day (in my little studio apt)? Yeah, I REALLY will be looking for that if it doesn’t, as then it won’t hurt at all to invest in a new body; in fact, it’s what I’d kinda thought the casino winnings might go towards anyway. I wasn’t too eager to find it before as I figured it to be a non-interest-bearing savings account; but now, I have motivation to look much harder.

    #27122
    orionid
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    That’s fair, just figured the worst you could say was “no.” 😀

    Chupa: That’s pretty much the same mental image I had.

    #27121
    Kestrana
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    besides, it’s a Canon. We would have had to sacrifice it to the Nikon gods for your sins…

    #27120
    Farktographer
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    besides, it’s a Canon. We would have had to sacrifice it to the Nikon gods for your sins…

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    #27119
    ravnostic
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    besides, it’s a Canon. We would have had to sacrifice it to the Nikon gods for your sins…

    Hmph. 🙄

    #27118
    zincprincess
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    A friend of mine got the error 99 on her Canon not that long ago. She sent it in to Canon for service. They either couldn’t fix it or it was going to cost more than it was worth. I think Canon offered her a loyalty discount on a new body so she upgraded to a better body.

    Still sucks to be without your camera.

    #27117
    chupathingie
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    Rav, I can look at my old rebel when I get home… dunno if it’s the same thing tho, mine’s one of the old 300Ds…

    #27116
    ravnostic
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    zinc–You’ve no idea. I’m just crushed with no camera to point.

    chupa; please do. And thank you.

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