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alexandra penney

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« on: October 31, 2006, 06:44:54 PM »

--a friend who wanted to see my lens took it out of my 5d, and apparently jiggled it somehow in trying to put it back and a flat plastic rectangle fell out of the body...now, when i look thru the viewfinder i see two blackish lines and nothing else. can anyone tell me what this is, and, if possible, how to repair it myself? thanks so much
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2006, 08:18:20 PM »

It is your focusing screen that is user replaceable. when you buy one from Canon (like the grid focusing screen) you get a tool which helps remove and insert it. But the tool is not necessary you will see a rectangular metal carrier that is hinged. the screen sits in it and it snaps into place. Just keep it clean before replacing it.
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2006, 11:16:21 PM »

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It is your focusing screen that is user replaceable. when you buy one from Canon (like the grid focusing screen) you get a tool which helps remove and insert it. But the tool is not necessary you will see a rectangular metal carrier that is hinged. the screen sits in it and it snaps into place. Just keep it clean before replacing it.
Marc
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2006, 11:18:31 PM »

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marc, thanks so much for the info, it will be put to use
tomorrow morning as i put the screen back in! ap
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