Cromwell said this, because he knows nothing about the cheap DSLR-s.
In a modern form I would better say: “Trust in God, and let your 350d checked by a service” – canonrepair
I’ve got again a totally dead 350d. No sign of life.
No bended pins in the CF-card slot, the fuse on the front PCB is ok. I opened the DC-DC metal shield on the PCB just to check the fuse under the cover. And suddenly rolled out a screw. Oooups. Then I’ve found it’s empty hole on the upper left corner of the main PCB.
I disassembled the body, just to check all the screws. The 3 other screws on the main PCB were loose too. (This is the 6th 350d body, which I’ve seen with this symptom… Probably the torkwrech was set to a wrong value on the factory line). Anyway, assembled the camera, chacked it – no sign of life.
But after 3-4 expeiments I havegot the idea to check the test-battery. Bingo! It was empty. I took the original battery from the camera, and the 350d was working perfect! Who told You, that 350d is not a good product?!?!? It can survive even a short circuit in the DC-DC module!
After 2 days I’ve got an another 350d body. Symptome: the camera works fine, but in the inside something made a rattling noise. I told to the guy to stop using it immediately, and to take out the battery, both of them.
After disassembling it, I’ve found the loosen screw, this time the right lower one… And the other 3 are not very strong in their thread. So, total disassembly, tightening everything what moves, and of course, I cleaned the sensor – this is the best moment to do it, as the camera is in parts.
After giving back to the owner, he took the camera, made a shaking movement, and told me, that the noice is the same.
Actually, he was hearing even first time the rattling noise of the 2 metal plates from the pop-up flash, and not the screw. Look after the word “serendipity” on the wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serendipity
“Bízzál Istenben és tartsd szárazon a puskaport” – Oliver Cromwell