Canon 10D problem.

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  1. metroshane

    metroshane TPF Noob!

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    Ok, so how much did I pay for this thing?

    I popped the flash up for a photo, but then when I was done the flash would not stay down. In other words, when I pushed the flash down whatever catches/releases the flash would not engage. So the flash stays up the whole time. I had to hold my finger over the flash for the rest of my pics.

    that's way too much money for something like that to be happening.
     
  2. mrsid99

    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Ouch!
    That's enough to P/O the good humor man!
    How long have you had the camera?
     
  3. metroshane

    metroshane TPF Noob!

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    probably had it since late november 2003.
     
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    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Well there's one bright spot in that it's still under warranty.
    Haven't heard of this happening to the Canon 10D before but it seems to happen occasionally to the Pentax *ist or so it is reported.
     
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    GimpyPoop TPF Noob!

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    Yo,
    Yikes, that is my dream camera right now too.
    Me, the Flea
     
  6. Dew

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    sounds like u somehow got auto-flash on :?


    *consulting with the hubby about his 10D*
    are u using the "portrait" mode on your camera? ... or manual? :scratch:
     
  7. metroshane

    metroshane TPF Noob!

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    I've tried all different settings. It's not as if I can close it and it pops back up...it's that it will not stay down at all. Even when the camera is off. It just won't latch at all.

    The friendly folks at Canon advised me to ship it (on my dime) and they'll fix it in 10-15 days.
     
  8. voodoocat

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    Nothing a little tape can't handle ;)
     
  9. metroshane

    metroshane TPF Noob!

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    I was thinking the same thing, voodoocat. But since it's under warranty might as well let them take care of it. Besides the flash will still be firing taking up battery charge.
     
  10. Dew

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    tape? .. i would flip out :x ... thats a $1500 camera .. i would not leave it in that condition :soapbox:
     
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    metroshane TPF Noob!

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    I did flip, Dew. It's hard enough to justify that purchase to my wife, when something happens to it it becomes "my broken $1500 toy".
     
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    That would be a good idea. It's kind of a waste of warranty if you don't use it. Also sending in your camera to be repaired will let Canon know of the problem, so hopefully they will fix it for future models or current production lines. Sometimes it's not a good idea to live with a problem. I'm sure some defects are only known by the company when customers try to get them fixed. There's only so many problems they can watch for in the lab. Feed back from the customers should help to make their products better...well, hopefully.

    On a related note according to Consumer Reports magazine, the company with the least amount of repairs was Sony then followed by Canon, Olympus, Panasonic, Fuji, Casio, HP, Kodak, Nikon, Toshiba, and then JVC. This report was based on 107,000 reader responses for digital cameras bought between 2000-2003.
     

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