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  1. JMack

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    So I just received via UPS a used Canon Rebel body. Open the packaging unwrap all the parts of the order and everything looks fine. Body is actually in better shape than I expected. Take off the front cover to mount the lens and three little pieces come tumbling out.

    I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that's not supposed to happen?
     
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    if they were skittles, i'd say you're in good shape.

    but if they are plastic and metal and look like they should be attached in there...hmmmm
     
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    Does the camera work?

    Take some pics of the pieces that fell out if you can and post them.
     
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    I'm trying to find another camera to take a picture of them. There is a plastic piece that looks like it has the autofocus points on it. Then two metal pieces that obviously hold that plastic piece in place (I'd call one a spring clip, but I'm not sure if that means anything to anyone), where ever it should be.

    Since they were inside the body, I'm assuming they are supposed to be attached somewhere.
     
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    Megapixel - I'm a little hesitant to try the camera without at least knowing what these pieces are.
     
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    Where did you get buy it from?
     
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    Purchased from Adorama, who are apparently closed for the evening.
     
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    You bought it brand new or used? If used what condition did it say it was? Either way that shouldn't have happened. Get some other pics up ASAP.
    TJ
     
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    Pics of the pieces and maybe we can identify them. If you bought from Adorama then you should be ok if it's a damaged item. They are pretty good to deal with when it comes to things like that.
     
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    Yeah, those are the pieces. I'll take a look, if I'm not comfortable doing my self, I have a photog friend at work that I'll have look at it.

    Yes, mirror looks fine, no scratches.

    Any harm in taking a couple of shots without those pieces in to make sure that everything else seems ok?
     
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    Well that's a bummer, but like I said, Adorama will take care of you I'm sure if you just wanted them to fix it right.
     

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