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Subject: Battery Door
February 6, 2013 1:36:36 PM PST
I am in need of a silver battery door for this model. Canon 300D Part #CF1-5103. Let me know price etc.
Thanks / Wes Kauffman
February 7, 2013 7:13:21 AM PST
Many thanks to Ed Eagleton on helping me out with this door. SPT is still a great resource!
Subject: A Little Help Please!
December 10, 2012 6:23:38 PM PST
I'm going in for eye surgery early next week and have cleared my bench of work for the rest of 2012.
Thanks in advance, I appreciate the helping hand, or in this case, the helping eye.
December 11, 2012 8:52:07 AM PST
THANK YOU to all the folks who responded! I'm overwhelmed. You guys are the best.
I'm going with a local shop, that will save me on shipping.
A prosperous New Year to you all,
Subject: Mamiya ZE
Tue, 6 Nov 2012 13:18:31 -0800
Anybody out there that knows the adjustment procedure for the Mamiya ZE 35 mm SLR camera ?? meter and exposure is out off calibration. thanks
November 6, 2012 3:33:31 PM PST
Thanks to all that responded specially to Stan Burns and David Edwards
Subject: Battery Door for a Canon XS
November 01, 2012 9:59 AM
Would any of you have a silver Battery Door for a Canon XS that they would be willing to sell?? Client is in tight spot due to no parts from Canon due to the huricane. Please name your price and perferred method of payment.
The Camera Doctor
November 2, 2012 6:15:14 AM PDT
Thank you for all who responded!
I have one on it's way.
Subject: Canon TIi / 400D … No Power
On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 4:35 PM
I have a XTi inhere that is dead. The P fuse on the dc board is good. It seems to have a battery drain so signs of moisture. Any pearls?
Monday, January 30, 2012 2:28 PM
There is an "K" fuse on the Main PC Board under the right-hand metal shield. Check it. Also there is a "JH" transistor that burns out under that shield. There are pictures here...
http://camerarepairs.com/images/Position%20on%20Board.jpg You can also see the "K" fuse on this one.
Here's a close-up...
Subject: NIKON D3 Battery drain with lens
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 1:13 PM
I’ve got this camera that’s taking years (that I can’t afford) off me. Camera works great with all older lenses, but when a 10 pin AF-S lens is mounted and you switch the focus to A, the camera will not fire and the battery indicator flashes as if the battery is to low to operate the camera.
Turn the camera off, switch the lens to manual, turn on and the camera works fine. I’ve tried other lenses and the same results. It’s like it doesn’t have the power to operate the focus drive in the lens. But the battery is fully charged! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Vinny
Friday, January 06, 2012 7:02 AM
Probably the power Connection FPC part# 1S025-020. This flex does a lot of power distribution for the D3 and is located on the rewind side of the mirror box.
Had a D700 with same problem….worked only with NON AF-S lenses. Putting on an AF-S lens would make the battery symbol flash low batt and no focus operation. Also had a D3 recently that was completely dead and the connection FPC solved that problem too.
Suspect bad lenses to be damaging this part though in the case of the D700 PD PCB, there was a broken component on the board. The component was glued down to the board in two pieces…it was obvious that the part was broken during manufacture of board.
Mike / Kurt's Camera Repair inc.
Thanks Mike, that was it !! I replaced the connector FPC you suggested and it’s working. A hard winding road, but I got there! Vinny / LeZot Camera Repair
Subject: Canon EOS 40D USB
On Oct 17, 2011, at 2:09 PM, F16 wrote:
Would anybody be able to let me know theDigikey equivalent for Canon output USB on main board. Thank you for looking. Alan Robertson / F16 Camera Service
From: Charles Bertone [mailto:
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2011 5:14 PM
Cc: SPT POSTING
Subject: Re: Canon EOS 40D USB
I believe I posted this in several places in the library. Chuck
Subject: RE: Canon EOS 40D USB
October 18, 2011 7:29:29 AM PDT
Hi Alan, the Digi number is WM5462CT-ND. Vinny / LeZot Camera Repair
Subject: Nikon D300..
Date: October 6, 2011 3:08:19 PM PDT
Subject: Nikon D300
Date: October 7, 2011 9:20:03 AM PDT
Subject: A big thanks to sptnet
Subject: Canon 50d
Date: September 23, 2011 9:18:50 AM PDT
Subject: canon 50dT
I have repaired the problem with this camera but still get Err99. Does that have to be cleared before the camera will work properly? Frank / CAMERA WIZ
Date: September 23, 2011 9:34:49 AM PDT
unknown on this model .. even in known models it depends on the internal error code / chuck
Date: September 23, 2011 9:44:44 AM PDT
Some advise on these phase switches. Its not just cleaning ... but pressure.
A number of times we have run into the phase sw working but .. closer checks show noise .. which leads to intermittent or continuous problems ... err 99's + the internal error codes keep showing shutter or phase sw problems. a close check of the phase sw shows noise and increasing tension fixes the problem.
I've had feedback from several others telling me the same thing. / chuck
Date: September 23, 2011 9:35:06 AM PDT
Definitely clean the phase switches. Could also be a motor issue. / Sam
Date: September 23, 2011 11:21:59 AM PDT
Thank you so much!
Not only was the phase switch dirty but 2 of the contacts were bent. There was a lot of play on the brush. I heated the stakes to tighten the brush and cleaned and realigned them. Works fine.
The camera was giving a 99 error but had a problem with the sensor mask slipping down. I never checked the phase switch while I had it apart. Lesson learned.
Thank you again Chuck and Sam.
Subject: Nikon FE SPT repair guide
Date: September 16, 2011 4:56:29 PM PDT
Subject: Anyone have Nikon FE SPT repair guide??
Ugh... been a long time... I'd almost rather have a tooth pulled... I need to pull mirror box on a Nikon FE to fix either the mirror switch or memory switch. Could, would some kind soul please post or email a copy of the SPT repair guide for Nikon FE? Please?? To make this easy...er to do? Thanks- Matt / Authorized Camera Repair
Date: September 17, 2011 8:10:17 AM PDT
Subject: Anyone have Nikon FE SPT repair guide??
Information received. THANKS EVERYONE!! -Matt / Authorized Camera Repair