DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 

DPChallenge Forums >> Hardware and Software >> My 40D has died
Pages:  
Showing posts 1 - 25 of 56, (reverse)
AuthorThread
07/17/2009 01:24:19 PM · #1
I'm going to go cry now.
07/17/2009 01:25:29 PM · #2
Terminal, or in a coma?
07/17/2009 01:25:40 PM · #3
Ouch. Wha' happened?
07/17/2009 01:29:32 PM · #4
You're due a 5D Mark II anyway. Now's a good time to get one.
07/17/2009 01:30:14 PM · #5
Terminal. It was sounding a little off when the shutter closed (sounded find when it opened), but it would only last for a couple of pictures. now when I take the shot, the shutter opens and never closes again. Took the battery out and put it back in and it closed. Checked the settings to see if I had done anything stupid like putting it on bulb. Nope. f5.6 1/250th of a second. Tried taking the picture again. It was a hell of a long 1/250th of a second. I had to pull the battery again.

It's dead, Jim.
07/17/2009 01:31:29 PM · #6
Originally posted by Melethia:

You're due a 5D Mark II anyway. Now's a good time to get one.


If it wasn't for the fact that my husband just got me a 100-400L lens, I might have gotten away with that! Now, at this point, I'm worried about how much it will cost to fix... (because of the fact that I just got a 100-400L. sigh)

I feel so bad--I loved my camera! Does anyone know how expensive it is to get a Canon camera fixed?

Message edited by author 2009-07-17 13:36:54.
07/17/2009 01:36:14 PM · #7
Sounds like a new shutter is in order. I think that repair runs about $200 from Canon, but I'm not positive.
07/17/2009 01:38:15 PM · #8
Originally posted by scalvert:

Sounds like a new shutter is in order. I think that repair runs about $200 from Canon, but I'm not positive.


Oh that would be better than I expected. Someone had thought it takes $300 to get them to even look at it. My pop-up flash never has worked properly (it gets stuck). I'm also going to have that fixed, but I can't think that would run too much...
07/17/2009 01:41:45 PM · #9
Originally posted by vawendy:

My pop-up flash never has worked properly (it gets stuck). I'm also going to have that fixed, but I can't think that would run too much...

I bought a used 40D with that problem once and figured out a simple fix. I noticed that a little upward pressure on the flash made the release button work again, so I just stuck a couple of strips of black electrical tape under the flash to keep it pressed up slightly against the latch. Problem solved.
07/17/2009 01:42:33 PM · #10
Ya, I second that it sounds like a new shutter would fix the problem. Canon will look at it for free. They will email you with the repair needed and the cost. If you don't want it done they send it back.

Message edited by author 2009-07-17 13:43:04.
07/17/2009 01:44:38 PM · #11
Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by vawendy:

My pop-up flash never has worked properly (it gets stuck). I'm also going to have that fixed, but I can't think that would run too much...

I bought a used 40D with that problem once and figured out a simple fix. I noticed that a little upward pressure on the flash made the release button work again, so I just stuck a couple of strips of black electrical tape under the flash to keep it pressed up slightly against the latch. Problem solved.


I would just give a slight lift when pressing the button, and it would pop-up. But since I was sending it in, I figured it might be better to fix it than to keep playing with it. It sounds like they'll send me an estimate. Hopefully they'll break it down. If it's pricey for the flash fix, I won't bother.
07/17/2009 01:46:04 PM · #12
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Ya, I second that it sounds like a new shutter would fix the problem. Canon will look at it for free. They will email you with the repair needed and the cost. If you don't want it done they send it back.


Thanks. I do want it fixed; I really like the 40D. I was just hoping that it would end up being affordable...

Another question--do you know if they clean it after repairing it?
07/17/2009 01:46:19 PM · #13
How many actuations, Wendy? The 40D is rated for quite a few. I just rolled mine over recently.
07/17/2009 01:49:17 PM · #14
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

How many actuations, Wendy? The 40D is rated for quite a few. I just rolled mine over recently.


I'm guessing 20,000 I think I've rolled mine twice... I know I just rolled it recently....
07/17/2009 01:49:41 PM · #15
Before ya send it in, perform a master reset on the camera.
It does sound like the shutter and like others have told you that's probably not gonna break the bank for repair.
I don't know about the 40D but my D200 has a mode where one press opens the shutter, and another will close it... but if wait a period of time it will close itself. Usually used in the mirror up, macro mode. If your 40D has this mode, and somehow you accidentally entered the mode, it might look like a bad shutter. How many clicks do you have on the 40D? Less than 10,000 I'd think it shouldn't be the shutter.
07/17/2009 01:51:25 PM · #16
Originally posted by vawendy:

I would just give a slight lift when pressing the button, and it would pop-up.

Yep, that's it! Try the electrical tape. A small rectangle of one or two layers of tape under the flash will solve it.
07/17/2009 01:53:43 PM · #17
Originally posted by FireBird:

Before ya send it in, perform a master reset on the camera.
It does sound like the shutter and like others have told you that's probably not gonna break the bank for repair.
I don't know about the 40D but my D200 has a mode where one press opens the shutter, and another will close it... but if wait a period of time it will close itself. Usually used in the mirror up, macro mode. If your 40D has this mode, and somehow you accidentally entered the mode, it might look like a bad shutter. How many clicks do you have on the 40D? Less than 10,000 I'd think it shouldn't be the shutter.


It's looking like I've roled 4 times, so I'm about 40,000

Good idea on the open and close, but everything is set to normal, and it was making a "not so nice" sound when it was closing for the last week or so. I knew I'd probably need to send it in, but since it was intermittent, I was hesitating.
07/17/2009 01:54:09 PM · #18
Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by vawendy:

I would just give a slight lift when pressing the button, and it would pop-up.

Yep, that's it! Try the electrical tape. A small rectangle of one or two layers of tape under the flash will solve it.


good idea
07/17/2009 01:57:01 PM · #19
Originally posted by vawendy:


Good idea on the open and close, but everything is set to normal, and it was making a "not so nice" sound when it was closing for the last week or so. I knew I'd probably need to send it in, but since it was intermittent, I was hesitating.


At 40,000 I'd suspect the shutter. The "master reset" fix is something you should do try any camera you are sending in for a manufacturer or dealer fix. These dern cameras are so complicated now that you can get them into the darnest states just playing with the menu. Good luck, hope it's a cheap fix and your pop-up works again!
07/17/2009 02:02:40 PM · #20
Go on and get you a 5D , girl
07/17/2009 02:04:21 PM · #21
I had no idea the price on the 5D -- that's just unreal! (plus it has slower fps...)
07/17/2009 02:10:06 PM · #22
Sounds like you need to sell that 100-400(to me for cheap) to pay for the repairs.
07/17/2009 02:13:17 PM · #23
Originally posted by LVicari:

Sounds like you need to sell that 100-400(to me for cheap) to pay for the repairs.


hahah! Not bloody likely!! I have a 20D that I really don't like. The 100-400L will go on the 20D until I get my 40 back. (I REALLY didn't like the 20D--the focus seemed soft. I even sent it back in while it was still under warranty. I don't think they did anything. I actually was supposed to sell the 20D to help pay for the 40D, but somehow it never happened. I'm glad of that, because I'd really hate to be without a camera. But I'm not looking forward to using it. I liked the rebel that I had prior to the 20D better than the 20D.
07/17/2009 02:26:18 PM · #24
Originally posted by vawendy:

I actually was supposed to sell the 20D to help pay for the 40D, but somehow it never happened.

Same here, and then I was supposed to sell the 40D to help pay for the 50D... :-/
07/17/2009 02:32:01 PM · #25
Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by vawendy:

I actually was supposed to sell the 20D to help pay for the 40D, but somehow it never happened.

Same here, and then I was supposed to sell the 40D to help pay for the 50D... :-/


Is there really that much of a difference between the 40d and 50d? I only looked briefly, and it didn't really seem worth the upgrade (but I could have been rationalizing since the 50 came out not long after I bought my 40...
Pages:  
Current Server Time: 10/31/2020 09:54:45 PM

Please log in or register to post to the forums.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2020 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 10/31/2020 09:54:45 PM EDT.