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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!

Wes Kauffman



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.

Of course, I just got an email from a customer who bent the pins in a Canon Rebel XTi and needs the dang thing repaired. Anybody out there willing to do this repair or me? Quick is good, cheap is better. If you can lend a hand, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a price and turn-around time. I'll send a check with the camera or I can pay via PayPal.

Thanks in advance, I appreciate the helping hand, or in this case, the helping eye.



December 11, 2012 8:52:07 AM PST

Happy Holidays!

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
Mario Koll


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.
Thank you!!

Alan Mais
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...


Bob Kilbourn / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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:
Hi all,
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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2011 5:14 PM
To: F16
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

Advise please.
Customer brought his camera in and said shutter occasionally locks up.  I've not got it to malfunction in 75 shots. Probably should replace shutter, Aperture control unit and anything else????  He did not bring a lens in.  I've only had a couple of these in so any insight would be much appreciated.  Ron / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Date:     October 7, 2011 9:20:03 AM PDT
Subject:     A big thanks to sptnet
Just wanted to thank all who responded to my Nikon D300 inquiry.  Really pointed me in the right direction and saved me time, money and grief.  Thanks a bunch guys and thanks to Chuck for making this all possible.  Ron / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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

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