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Canon EOS 300D Loose primary mirror

Recently, I noticed that when I was taking pictures in a vertical downwards plane, the image in the viewfinder was wobbling. On inspection, it was noted that the primary mirror is partially detached from the very thin metal(?) sub frame, and this in thur is partially detached from the main mirror frame. I would not think it would be worth having it fixed by Canon ($200+??), and I do have a 40D, so I'm not without a camera. I attach a macro shot of the problem. Would spot fixing it with superglue be an option, or would some other adhesive be preferable? Should I remove the mirror entirely before refixing? Any help would be most useful.

Regards, Mike

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Absolutely. Glue away. These mirrors of course in no way effect image quality, but you still want to be careful with the glue, and make sure the mirror stays aligned so it's free to flip up.
Hope this helps

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There's a little scrolling wheel to the left of the viewfinder; move it up or down until the image is clearest.

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This is a Digital SLR With SLR cameras you can only use the viewfinder because the image comesi nto the lens and up to the viewfinder via a mirror. When to take a pic the mirror flips up[usually with a crash] and the image goes to the CCD- afterwards you will get an image briefly in the LCD.

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Maybe you drop your battery and they have electronic components inside that could be spoiled, if is that the case, try to change the battery, it appeares to me that the ammount of current the battery is sending to the component is very low even thoe it seems to be fully charged that's why the camera is unable to display anything and the "busy" warning is blinking all the time, I hope you find this usefull.

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