Question about Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm and EF 75-300mm Lenses

2 Answers

Infamous error 99 (again!)

Hi
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.

Posted by lawson on

  • lawson Nov 15, 2007

    Yeah I seem to be finding out about the plastic shutter system and that seems to be the overall fault.

    I think im going to buy a new camera body as the cost or repair isnt worth it. I'm thinking the 400d but then I cant seem to find out anywhere if the 350D and the 400D have the same plastic shutter system as the 300D?
    Does anyone know as this would be a great help as I cant buy without knowing this.

    Iv'e even thought of crossing the divide and going for a Nikon d40x? as the whole lack of Canon 'customer care' And there semi literate unhelpful advice via email has made me wonder if I want another Canon?
    But then am I being unfair as I understand the shutter being plastic in the 300 what with its race to get in under the 1000 pounds mark at time of release, but was the 300 the only model that had this or is it indeed all the rebel series?

  • lawson Nov 15, 2007

    Thanks I didn't know that, The whole things bad timing for me Financially at the moment but I've been looking at maybe getting a refurbished Canon 20D as from what I know this sounds the perfect choice for me and and the cost is around the same as a 350D or 400D body so it makes a lot more sense to buy something a bit more substantial quality wise.

    Of course Im still looking But I think your right about getting something a bit more towards a pro model. The whole pixel thing doesn't interest me for my general use as long as I have 6.5 or higher Im fine but high quality is a big must.

×

Ad

2 Answers

Anonymous

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 42 Answers

A defective shutter assembly unit with a broken plastic rod, which I have repaired and/or replaced with another.

See it here:-
http://www.dcfever.com/trading/view.php?itemID=94075

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

Ad

Anonymous

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 217 Answers

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

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2007

    300d or 350d and the likes, even the nikon models has the same plastic features. the cost of plastic model compared to the metal model is way way low! what do you expect? I observed that units these days lasts for only up to three years or less when it comes to cheap models.. make sure warranty last at least for a year, when something goes wrong within warranty period, resale the unit.
    If you are trying to become a pro fotografer buy metal features, it cost more but its cheaper in the long run.

×

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I just got a Nikon D7100, my shutter stays open on


Sure you did not turn the dial to mirror up?
Always chack all settings on the camera, if something unexpected happens. Like you can press the shutter release button and it won't take a picture. You left the dial in the setting for remote release. I can't believe there is anything wrong with the camera. Just a setting.

Oct 20, 2014 | Cameras

4 Answers

No shutter/film advance


Try to used a new film..

Let me know again..

Thanks

Apr 22, 2008 | Minolta Maxxum 700si 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

Every other picture I take ,I get a horizontal black band like the mirror is not moving all the way out of the way ,ne shot after that it ail be ok again so I have to shoot everything twice.


Set the camera to bulb, take off the lens, and check that the shutter is opening every time, the mirror is going fully up, and the auto focus sub-mirror (under the main mirror) is also going all the way up. Check the shutter for damaged/bulged/out of position blades.

Those are the usual causes of this problem.

Sep 02, 2013 | Nikon D5100 Digital Camera

1 Answer

While in auto mode, I am getting a very delayed shutter reaction. Other times, it will not allow me to take a picture. The problem was intermittent and now is frequent. I have made no changes to the set...


hi there,

after read your explanation, i assume the problem is at the mirror. normally, the mirror will be weaken after 50,000 cycle times shutter and it`s the weakness of DSLR. it costs you nearly the price of the camera today, and i think it`s time for you to change it with the new one

hope this post will help, thanks

Jan 11, 2011 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Hi, I've just recieved my nikon d90 back from a repair and service, and although everything appears to be working fine, whenever I want to change shooting modes,( auto, P, M, flash off etc), they only work...


I'm going to assume at this point that the camera has been serviced correctly. What I'd suggest is that you look in your manual and find where you can reset your camera back to the factory default settings. Okay here are a few thoughts that might be what is happening again I'm assuming the service was done correctly. In "Auto" mode the camera is in full control and what might be happening is the camera has selected a shutter speed many seconds long to achieve a correct exposure, most DSLR's will have a 30 second shutter speed. Also the mirror up function my be activated so first the mirror comes up then the shutter delay happens. The mirror lock up function on my fleet of digital cameras locks up every time I trip the shutter until I set the function to off. It'll really throw you off if the mirror lock up is activated, the camera is set for a time delay be this 5 or 10 seconds and then you have a long exposure on top of that, feels like forever before the picture is actually taken. By going into your setting or custom functions and setting the the camera back to factory default so bring you back to the setting the camera had when you first got it.

Dec 20, 2010 | Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm...

1 Answer

The shutter is stuck...all I see is black


Your second curtain is not releasing the mirror to come down.
This happens with weak 2nd shutter curtain tension.
If the wind lever is stuck and the mirror does not come down then the mirror tension spring came off.

May 12, 2010 | Pentax K1000 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

Shutter sticks


Does the light flash for 10 seconds, with a series of beeps getting faster before the picture is taken so you miss the shot, or are you saying the shutter stays open for several seconds giving you a whiteout picture?

If the former, then the self-timer is on. Press the button on the back of the camera to the right of the displays just under the AV button. The display icon will change from :-
Hand sweeping round clock = self timer mode
Simple square = single shot mode
Stacked squares = multi shot (keep finger pressed to keep shooting)

Feb 13, 2009 | Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital...

2 Answers

Nikon FG shutter


By "stayed up", do you mean that the mirror remained in the up position so that you could not see anything in the viewfinder or do you mean that the shutter actually remained open? I do not remember the exact features on your camera, but in general, this is what I would do.

1) Remove the film from the camera and take a picture. Note if you see anything in the viewfinder. If you see nothing, the mirror is in the up position. Verify this by removing the lens and opening the door on the camera back. Look through the lens hole. If you can see through the rectangular hole at the film plane, the shutter is open. If instead you something is obstructing the hole, the shutter is closed. In any case DO NOT TOUCH THE SHUTTER! The shutter is what is covering the hole.

2) If the mirror is in the up position, check to see if your camera has a feature that allows locking the mirror in the up position. Some cameras have this feature to allow use of lenses with very short focal lengths. If this is the case, simply unlock the mirror.

3) If the shutter is the problem, your shutter speed may be set to "T", which stands for time. In the time exposure mode, you press the shutter release once to open the shutter and a second time to close the shutter. Cameras with a "T" setting also have a "B" setting, which stands for bulb. This is a throwback to the old days when it was common to use air-powered shutter releases rather then cable releases. The bulb was a rubber bulb that you squeezed to force air through a tube and push a pin to activate the shutter. The "B" setting keeps the shutter open as long as you hold the shutter release in, but as soon as you take your finger off the shutter release, the shutter closes. Both of these settings are used to make timed exposures. If you find that the problem was that the shutter was set to "T", set the shutter speed to 1/25th second or so and try again. The following sequence should occur; the mirror will flip up and the viewfinder image will disappear, the shutter will open for the prescribed time and close, the mirror will return to the down position and you will again see through the viewfinder.

If this does not work, you may need to take it in for repair.

Nov 18, 2008 | Nikon FG 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

503CW with leaf back


Can you shoot rear curtain flash modes?

If not, try this:

Advance the camera.
Open up the shutter(set mirror lock-up). You'll have to remove the Winder CW to do this.
Push black Tap up to open up the shutter. Don't worry, lens is still closed.
You'll not see anything from the viewfinder, just black.
Trip the shutter button.
Now, check the images.
What do you get?
Try shooting under one second in low light.
Battery is new and not over 5 years old?

71% related to digital back
24% related to battery
4% related to electronic/mech problems & human errors
1% related to camera's back to digital back

[email protected]

Feb 25, 2008 | Hasselblad 503CW Medium Format Camera

2 Answers

Can't get the monitor to work while composing shots


Because your camera is a digital SLR you cannot ( physically impossible ) preview 'live' images prior to the shutter being released . The reason is that the device generating the image viz. CCD sensor is behind a CLOSED shutter so it 'sees ' nothing and hence thre is no picture available to be displayed on the monitor. It is only when you activate the shutter that the CCD sensor can come on line and capture/generate an image which is available always only after you shoot.

Sep 17, 2007 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm and EF 75-300mm Lenses Logo

206 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Cameras Experts

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

2283 Answers

Ekse

Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers

Poul Brinchs Larsen

Level 2 Expert

159 Answers

Are you a Canon Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...