Question about Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm Lens

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Bottom 2/3 of photo is black

Suddenly tonight the bottom 2/3 of my shots are coming out black. The shutter is releasing. I took the lens off to check. I changed the battery, lens and card, but nothing helps. The camera is 4 yrs old. Any ideas? Thx!

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  • SCJorgy Apr 14, 2008

    I also have the same problem...it seems many people out there on the
    internet do. Anyone know what the problem is or how to fix it?

    Shannon

  • wellafan May 02, 2008

    my camera dropped from a chair but it is inside a shock proof bag. later, when i tried to shoot a picture, 3/4 of the picture is all black. checked the 18-55mm lens and the sensors inside but nothing was broken. pls help!

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    I have the same problem with the mirror.


    Also, I can see a loose screw in the picture if I take it upside down!!

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As guest says, most likely the auto focus mirror...
http://www.lotek.nu/misc/EOS_300D_sub-mirror_repair/

if you do decide to attempt the sub mirror repair take great care, that big black cylinder is the flash capacitor and its charged to 350v and will bite hard....

best of luck

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

It sounds like your autofocusing mirror is loose and obstructing the shutter.

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