Question about Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm and EF 75-300mm Lenses
For the second time in just under a year my shutter has refused to work.
When i take a shot a hear a faint movement of the mirror but very weak. then all's black on the lcd (obviously) then the same old error 99 message.
The place I originally took the camera to in order to fix this the first time didnt know what to do so had a canon repair person pick it up themselves and take it off in which they (apparently) replaced the whole shutter system for a new one charging me 100 pounds. The warranty for this under the repair shop was only 6 months and since expired.
Looking through Canon's sites ive seen that all cameras are under warranty for a year after purchase, so shouldnt my 'brand new' shutter also come under the same warranty as it was installed by canon themselves?
I really cannot afford to have this fixed again so I am really desperate to get this fixed, I 've even read that it may be a case of a plastic pin that lifts the mirror inside that has been known to break on the 300 causing this problem,
but then I dont know?
Also Ive done all the obvoius things such as cleaning, and checking the battery etc and the problem is definatly the same as before.
Ive emailed Canon but have since heard nothing back and i cannot afford to speak to them for half hour on there premium number.
A defective shutter assembly unit with a broken plastic rod, which I have repaired and/or replaced with another.
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Posted on Feb 12, 2008
Shutter mechanism of canon 300d lasts for around 5000 shots or less!! yes it is made of plastic materials thats why here in the philippines I am making my own metal replacement parts that lasts. Unfortunately, in your country you cant do anything but to replace it with same original replacement parts. avoid using faster shutter speed and continuous shots.
Posted on Nov 12, 2007
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