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Camera Repair - HELP pls

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teddave is a group administrator teddave says:

Bugger - nothing says Xmas more than breaking your camera!! My own stupid fault, I managed to drop my Canon 5d2 three feet onto concrete. Remarkably it still takes pictures but the LCD screen on the back is kaput. I'm thinking I've got away with just a new screen so...

can folk recommend the best place to fix it. Price point is ever a consideration but also professionalism etc. Online I'm seeing Fixation (who I seem to recall are expensive), Sendean and the London Camera Centre by the British Museum. If any one could chip in with their experiences I'd be most grateful.

Thanks Ted
3:38AM, 26 December 2016 PDT (permalink)

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LauraKiora is a group administrator LauraKiora says:

That is shitty bad luck! Our washing machine blew up Christmas eve half way through a load.

I've only used Fixation and yes, expensive. They give you a free quote and are very thorough. I trust them. I'm sure someone else has a better or cheaper suggestion.
47 months ago (permalink)

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Dan Bachmann is a group moderator Dan Bachmann says:

I've also used Fixation. They fixed my Canon 5d, 20d and the AF in my Canon 85mm. If you have taken a lot of frames on your 5d2, once they have it apart for the LCD screen, they may be able to replace the shutter for not so much more.

Each time I took my kit in for repair the cost was about 1/3 the price of buying a 2nd hand replacement, so it was worth it at the time. They always did a great job as you'd expect from an authorized Canon, Nikon & Sigma repair centre.
47 months ago (permalink)

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teddave is a group administrator teddave says:

Dan Bachmann;
LauraKiora:

Laura and Dan - tk u both so much. FIxation seems the obvious choice but price is compelling me to look around. I popped my head into the Camera Centre and it looked very old fashioned but I imagine the job is fairly simple so...

Maybe Fixation's proximity is going to swing it.

Laws - re. washing machine, Kaffe recently gave me her 12 year old Bosch, a replacement for my similarly aged machine. From what I can figure it's worth spending high to get something that'll last. Bosch does havea great reputation.

Tks again both of you...
46 months ago (permalink)

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Viramati is a group administrator Viramati says:

Recently met a young Lady who got her Old canon repaired by someone out of London who was very reasonable. Will try to get the details
46 months ago (permalink)

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uncoolbob is a group administrator uncoolbob says:

That reminds me... I'm pretty sure there's an official Canon repair centre in Colchester - because I sent a 35mm SLR there a few years ago. (My parents live there, which helps.) LMGTFY... camera-repair.co.uk/

Pretty sure they do digital too!
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teddave is a group administrator teddave says:

tks uncool - visited london camera exchange today and they tend to think the £700 fixation were quoting me was probably about what canon would charge. the body took a battering and the fixation estimate showed a lot of new parts... so no ral way round that unless someone knows of a hoiarder of old bits happy to recycle them into my old camera

- see my camera quandry post oif you have a moment - tks
46 months ago (permalink)

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Dan Bachmann is a group moderator Dan Bachmann says:

I usually prefer to have a repair done than a 2nd hand replacement because I know that there aren't any other defects and it is like getting a refurbishment.
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teddave is a group administrator teddave says:

Dan Bachmann:

tks dan - yeah, trouble is my mkii is already a bit broken - the USB port is trashed so the whole camera needs some tender third world love - make n mend rather than a canon priced service!
46 months ago (permalink)

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