Oh, no! My canon's hot shoe socket just broke!

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    The other day I noticed something fall off my camera when I picked it up and with closer inspection
    I realized that my camera's hot shoe socket was completely broken! It is a Canon 5D Mark III

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    This was the piece that fell off the camera. After some research, I realized it goes inside the hot shoe socket. I'm not sure what it's purpose is or where I can get one. I have an idea that it locks the speedlite in place or covers the screws.

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    I have never come across this kind of problem, so I am at a loss as what I should do. Where can I find a replacement part(s)?


     
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    It's a good thing I keep several dozens of spare hot shoe assembly parts lying around.
     
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