Why NOT to drop your camera

The owner of this 5d has dropped one day his camera from a few centimeters. After that, the AF-feedback lights disappeared from the viewfinder.

I disassembled the body, and I have found the broken small LED board, which emits his light precisely on the place where the marks are engraved on the small plastic window above the matte. There is a very delicate small optical system there, some mirrors and lenses.




The last picture is the glued board (in the last time I use on expensive, but very-very good 2 komponent glue, the loctite 3090. it’s extremely rapid, very strong, and after solidifying is transparent.)

After assembling the camera again, I observed the deep marks on the top of the body. (don’t ask me, why not before. At midnight sometimes I am not always working  logically)


Next day I told to the guy, that perhaps it was a big flight of the camera.

But no. He was only the second owner. The deep fingerprints on the housing were made before. The feedback board was probably broken for a long time, but stucked at that place. The next (smaller) shock was necessary to get it out from there.

The autofocus was affected too….

About canonrepair

Ruzsa János. Amatőr fotós, Canon DSLR váz. Amateur photographer. Canon DSLR user.
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