Broken pin on my Canon 5D MkII – Is this the end of my photography ?

I’ve being have some issues with my main camera the Canon 5D MKII which I use for most of my photography. I could see the pin was missing causing the camera not to read the memory card. Normally I send the camera off for repair but I don’t have the money to spend on the repair or a new one at the moment or for the near future. It’s about 700 to 1000 Euros to replace the main board the memory connector is on.

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Open the camera took out the main board to inspect it.

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Found the pin inside the camera and straighten it

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Manage to fit it back in.

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Tried to solder it but it’s too tiny for me.

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It’s now reading the card and able to take images 50% of the time. Meaning the pin is not making a good connection. I can’t solder at this level I don’t have the equipment. So it’s either new camera or find someone who can fix or solder at this scale.

After  33,879 shutter actuations with camera (Shutter Count).

 

1 Comment

You can’t scare a person with a question like that! You’ll find someone to solder it for way less than 700 euros and all will be well. :]

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