Anyone know a good (cheap) Canon repair place?

Anyone know a good (cheap) Canon repair place?

Goldie
Goldie

June 9th, 2012, 12:23 am #1

Last fall while shooting pics with my original digital rebel, it just died. No power, nothing.

I consulted all the forums I could find and found a few things to try. I work in an electronics factory, so replacing small parts wasn't a problem. However replacing the fuses that they suggested, didn't seem to help.

I've gotten a new one since then and don't REALLY need to get this thing fixed, but I wouldn't mind just having it in the car.

I've already got a ton of CF cards for it (anyone want to buy any?) and accesories, so I'd like to get it repaired.

The problem is, it's just not something I want to sink much money into.

Do any of you know a good place to have repairs done that's reputable and cheap, or just a garage operation?

It's something I'll look for on occasion, but it's not high on the priority list. I thought I'd ask here and see if anyone had any insight.

Thanks
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Urban Werebear
Urban Werebear

June 9th, 2012, 3:51 am #2

Actually, I'm also looking for a camera repair, though mine's not digital. Canon AE-1, 35mm, no auto anything, but the winding mechanism is jammed. I'm reluctant to try anything myself, due to a near-total lack of appropriate tools and experience. The only place around here that might be able to do the work wants my firstborn as down payment, with various limbs payable upon completion.

Also, due to hours at work being cut severely, the soonest I'd likely be able to get this done is early next year, when I get tax refunds back (if any), so it'll have to be someplace likely to weather at least the next eight months of havoc in the economy.
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icouldbeahero
icouldbeahero

June 9th, 2012, 1:33 pm #3

If you are near VA, I can suggest Bill Moretz at ProCamera in Charlottesville for the AE-1 repair:http://www.procameraus.com/

For modern Canon gear, I'd probably just send it to Canon. Or you could use their customer loyalty trade-in option? Some info about it here:http://www.overclock.net/t/1088761/cano ... -from-potn

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Urban Werebear
Urban Werebear

June 9th, 2012, 2:32 pm #4

I'm in Wisconsin, so not very close. However, I'm still bookmarking the site, since I'm prettty sure places that can fix a camera that old aren't going to be very thick on the ground. I can probably FedEx it there, if need be.
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goldiee
goldiee

June 10th, 2012, 1:07 am #5

If you are near VA, I can suggest Bill Moretz at ProCamera in Charlottesville for the AE-1 repair:http://www.procameraus.com/

For modern Canon gear, I'd probably just send it to Canon. Or you could use their customer loyalty trade-in option? Some info about it here:http://www.overclock.net/t/1088761/cano ... -from-potn
I called about the trade in and was going to send them my old rebel. My friend wanted me to ask if he could get the loyalty price from an old 35mm.

They told me that I could send in ANY camera as long as it was a canon. So instead of sending this dead rebel in, I told them I'd trade in an old a35 (or something like that).

I printed off the shipping label and threw it and the camera in the car planning on mail it in, and never did. I never heard another word about it and still haven't sent it and that was a year ago. I don't think they much care.

So I got to keep my old rebel and want to try to fix it.


Moral of the story is, you can use any old garage sale canon to get the trade in price, which is a great deal most of the time.
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