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Canon EOS Digital Rebel SLR Shutter Problem

More then half of picture is black - need to know how tofix it myself - do i need to order the shutter assembly part or can i fix whats already there??

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DNAR!

Stands for Do Not Attempt Repair.

First of all, you will void any warrantee by doing so, with or without technical expertise.

Without technical expertise you will ruin your camera, possibly making repair by a professional a least
cost remedy for your shutter's problem, whether in or out of warrantee, as you would then either be
deprived of the use of your camera, or have to buy a new one, at the regular retail cost.

Even a refurb would be a good option as the unit would have been serviced, and Canon has good bench
policies and is an advertiser on our site for their downloadable drivers, which assure you of the best possible
results.

First make sure that your drivers are up-to-date, and that is as far as you should go without professional
intervention.


Posted on Apr 17, 2009

  • chafamail Sep 16, 2010

    Answer not helpful for me. Repair costs as much as getting a new model. I need to know what it is.
    I am willing to spend less on a DIY than on a used one on ebay.

    Rebel DS6041

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