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I have a cannon digital rebel when i went to use it the mirror indside came out, so where can i get the glue to fix it?

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No money to fix, no job so all that is left is to sell my 1000 zoom lens for the rebel and pay cannon to fix it.

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If the mirror came out I'd say you need to get this professionally fixed (If it can be fixed at all as I've never heard of this happening) as you could easily damage the sensor.

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

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