Ignoramus wants to learn how to fix a DSLR.
September 5, 2011 10:38 AM Subscribe
I want to learn how to personally repair a Canon 5D with an internal power problem. What resources should I look into in order develop this skill set? I do not care that this is silly, uneconomical idea. I am also well aware of the fact that developing this skill set will not be overnight.
posted by Sticherbeast to Technology (2 answers total)
I have a Canon 5D which no longer powers up. I have changed the date/time battery, I have used different batteries and battery grips on the camera, and I have changed lenses several times. To make a long story short, I believe that an improperly mounted lens has caused the internal power supply to short out.
Because I'm quixotic and curious, I'd like to learn how to fix this myself. I've always had an interest in gadgets, repairs, and kludges; this seems as good an opportunity as any to learn some useful skills. I know that I am coming into this project in the full bloom of ignorance, and I fully accept the risk of breaking the camera further and/or wasting my time.
I have a parts catalog and a service manual for the 5D. The service manual is very helpful, although of course it is targeted towards people who actually have some idea of what they're doing.
Has anyone had any experience with a project like this? Are you, yourself, a camera repair person? Tell me what to learn! What books, websites, and best value tools would I need to make the project of fixing this camera successful?