Digital Rebel out of warranty service

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Offbeat1, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. Offbeat1

    Offbeat1 Guest

    Is there anyone in the Victoria, BC area that can recommend a camera
    shop for service for the Digital Rebel? My Rebel suddenly stopped
    working yesterday morning and I have a trip coming up that won't be a
    trip without my Rebel! I have used that camera almost everyday for the
    past year and a half without issue..... now the "err 99" shows and no
    more functioning camera.... Canon wants me to send it to Calgary for
    out of warranty "examination and repair" which would mean me without a
    camera for potentially weeks and an unknown cost of course! So if
    there is anyone out there that can point me in the right direction I
    would really appreciate the helping hand!

    PS... I've read a very large portion of the "err 99" postings in other
    groups and have tried all the troubleshooting and still no go! I'm
    also a little frustrated with Canon right now.... I honestly don't
    think $1600 for 18 months use is a good value!!!
    Offbeat1, Sep 21, 2005
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  2. PS... I've read a very large portion of the "err 99" postings in other
    Dumb question. How many shots in that time? Just thinking about the
    relatively-low ratings (# of exposures) of the shutters on the entry-level
    DSLRs, and how that might correspond to a relatively-short lifespan for some
    of us. Kinda interesting to think that one torrid day of shooting might eat
    up 1-2% of your camera's shutter lifespan.

    Thankfully (?) it doesn't take too long before the lens expenditures
    represent far more money than the body on entry-level DSLRs, so replacing
    the body doesn't seem quite so expensive down the road as it did when you
    bought it.

    --Mike-- Chain Reaction Bicycles
    Mike Jacoubowsky, Sep 22, 2005
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  3. Out of interest, I wonder how much it costs us for Canon to replace a
    shutter mechanism?
    Cockpit Colin, Sep 25, 2005
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