[vcf-midatlantic] OT: Canon T1i

Connor Krukosky connork at connorsdomain.com
Sun Jan 17 01:02:41 EST 2016

That's what you want if it is just a physical failure of the card slot 
It shouldn't be too difficult to replace, its just a couple of surface 
mount solder joints at the back and sides.
I assume what you were finding for about 40 bucks is the whole board.
Which if there are problems with something on that board then obviously 
that would need to be replaced.
But as you can see those solder joints at the back of the SD card slot 
itself are pretty accessible and should be quite easy to unsolder the 
old one and put in a new one.

Although the only ones I can find are in China so obviously those 
wouldn't be here by the workshop.
But if you are 100% sure its just a physical failure, for example the 
card just doesn't stay in or you can see a contact missing inside then 
just do the 10 dollars for the card slot, try replacing it.
If that doesn't work or you ruin the daughter board doing it then buy 
the replacement board for about 25 bucks here:
And just pop that board in and then you still fix it for way less than 
what it costs to pay someone to fix it.
So best case scenario $10. Worst case scenario $35.

-Connor K

On 1/16/2016 5:26 PM, Joseph Oprysko via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> I apologize for not putting OT. But also, I don't have the replacement
> module for the CF card. This is (or was) a fairly pricy dslr.  I've looked
> around online trying to find the module, but keep getting stupid google
> results for USB Multi-card CF readers. I did find one place that will do
> the repair for $100, and I read some good reviews about the place. Better
> than the almost $300 Canon wants for the repair.  At one time I (about
> 6-months ago) I had tracked down the module, and it was like a $40
> component, so for $60 labor and the knowledge that they'll be able to get
> the parts, I'm thinking that may be the best way to go.
> On Saturday, January 16, 2016, Connor Krukosky via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> I may be-able to do this for you.
>> But I never make promises with newer stuff just because of the nature of
>> everything being so tiny and difficult to work on.
>> A simple SD card slot replace should be easy.
>> So far I have had good luck with fixing DSLRs though. The last one I fixed
>> a friend brought to me not knowing what was wrong, just wouldn't turn on.
>> Took it apart (some boards were soldered together) put it back together
>> and it worked. Guess it was a cold solder joint.
>> If you have the replacement parts ready I guess I could fix it at the
>> workshop.
>> I am not 100% sure I'd be attending though yet, thus why I have not put my
>> name on the list yet.
>> I guess I will look into that now.
>> -Connor K
>> On 1/16/2016 9:39 AM, Joseph Oprysko via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>> Does anyone here know how to do camera repair?
>>> I have a Canon T1i, I need the SD module replaced, too many tiny parts and
>>> small screws for my shaky hands.  LOL  Plus I just don't have the skillset
>>> to do it.

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