Dropping my 40D

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  1. Megs

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    Hi I'm new so wasn't too sure where to post this.

    My Canon 40D was accidentally knocked off a table a few days ago (stupid accident; it was attached to my laptop and someone grabbed the laptop) and it fell hard enough for my lens cap to go flying. I took a few test shots afterwards and everything seems fine but I'm not sure if it has damage anything internally (like the sensor). I have never dropped it before. There is no obvious signs of trama but I'm not sure what other problems I should look for.

    Thank god I have a full 4 year warranty on this baby.
     
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    I think you need to claim it to insurance cover for this, if it is insured though. Damage by accident has never been covered by warranty. But you may try yours, who knows maybe they will cover it. If you succeed I will follow you suit with stack of claims to send them broke.:lol:
     
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    I have dropped my xti twice (both from about 4 feet), once on cement, once on marble (breaking the speedlite). It is ok so far. I was really worried but a week later and several great photos, I am pretty sure it is fine
     
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    i'd freak if i dropped my a700!
    the common answer whenever someone asks the question "how do i know my camera is ok??" is always the same, so take note. If it still works and takes pictures , adn the pictures look fine, then chances are, your camera is fine. but i've heard the 40d is pretty solid so you should be fine. Count your blessings!
     
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    Ya didn't buy a metal camera for nothing. :/
     
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    We have accidental coverage from Best Buy :) I'm curious on how often they'll let me replace it though heh hehe.
     
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    Welcome to the forum.

    Let this be a lesson...the more your camera is tethered to a cord, the more likely it is to have an accident.

    Buy a card reader so that you don't have to go through this again.
     
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    The 40D is a tank. I'd be more afraid of it denting your floor...lol
     
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    Run it through it's paces. If all looks good, then all is good. Lesson learned, huh?
     
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    If it's similar to the warranty Circuit City has, then the accidental damage is a one time use deal...
     
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    At least once a year...I had coverage through best buy, dropped my camera about a year after purchase - the lens took a good hit. It worked for a while, then it started having autofocus problems. I took it back expecting a lens replacement; BB replaced the whole kit, body plus lens (it was the kit lens).

    Needless to say, I took out another policy on the new camera (the old policy ends when you retire the camera for replacement).
     
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    Yep! I'm usually extremely careful with it but from now on I'll be using the card reader (I have two of them lying around I got for free at the Gamer's Developer Conference! :) ) Thank you!
     

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