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needs repair and searching for advice
Preston Gannaway, Photographer
Denver | CO | USA | Posted: 6:39 PM on 12.19.08
->> Hey, does anyone know of a company that will buy a used camera body that is in need of repair? My Canon 30D came down with the dreaded "error 99" which I believe means shutter trouble. I can't decide whether to repair it or try to sell it as is. Any advice?
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Rich Cruse, Photographer
Laguna Niguel | CA | USA | Posted: 7:24 PM on 12.19.08
->> Are you sure it is the camera and not the grip? Try removing the grip and see if the problem goes away. There is a known issue with the grip.
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Curtis Clegg, Photographer
Belvidere | IL | USA | Posted: 8:58 AM on 12.20.08
->> eBay is your best bet. Just be sure to include the phrase "for parts" in the auction title. I have followed a few broken camera bodies on eBay and I am surprised at how high the bids went. Recently, a dead 30D went for $187.50 (auction no. 250336381743)
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Andrew Carpenean, Photographer
Laramie | WY | USA | Posted: 11:23 AM on 12.20.08
->> Preston,

An error 99 doesn't always mean major repairs. I've sent two camera bodies to Canon for estimates in which both times the shutter just needed to be realigned at a reasonable cost.

Metro Camera in Denver is a local option, but they will charge you for an estimate. Camren Photographic Resources (also in Denver) is a Canon dealer and equipment rental provider. They will sell used equipment on a consignment basis.

Andrew
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