I have never heard of this issue but mine I did a shutter button fix by pouring alcohol through from the battery compartment - it has worked perfectly ever since. The shutter button essentially needed way more pressure than it otherwise would to trigger the shutter.
August 01, 2014, 01:05:19 PM
Topic: Canon 40D Main Dial (Front Dial) slipping (Read 1130 times)
It sounds like the rubber drying out, there are some easy fixes recommended. I've had at least five 40D's, actually, more like 7 or 8. I sold my last one this Spring. I've never seen the issue, so it does sound like a age related issue.
There's no denying the 40Ds are getting on a bit. Lovely camera though and I'm sure it'll be remembered as one of the Canon greats of the digital age. If only it had slightly faster card writing facilities than it does
Just yesterday had the same problem. Instead of tweezers I used a tiny screwdriver to lift the flexible rubber from the plastic beneath it. And instead of glue, I then applied a bit of rubbing alcohol to the general (small) area between the rubber and plastic and turned the plastic 360 degrees to enable the rubbing alcohol to 'clean' the entire plastic wheel/rubber area. Somehow I think the rubber now is better able to 'grip' the plastic beneath it.
12 hours later, my main dial (top dial) is still working properly. I will report back.
30 hours later, the 'rubbing alcohol fix' for the Main Dial slippage is still working.
I did read elsewhere that the 40D is also subject to a problem with a balky shutter button...and that it can be fixed by literally pouring a bit of rubbing alcohol from underneath...through the (presumably empty!?) battery compartment. Ring a bell with anyone?
As a poster above noted, the 40D is not a young pup any more...but it remains one of our favorites at home.
5DMkIII; 40D; M; S95 + a dozen or so lenses & a half-dozen flashes
It sounds like the rubber drying out, there are some easy fixes recommended. I've had at least five 40D's, actually, more like 7 or 8. I sold my last one this Spring. I've never seen the issue, so it does sound like a age related issue.Ditto! I've owned four, bought 'em, used 'em and sold them to good friends who STILL use them. I finally bought the 60D years ago after the fourth 40D. I still want another one. I never quite warmed up to the 60D nearly as much as I loved the 40D. Wonderful camera. It's a beautiful mate to the Classic 5D. Ahhhh, memories.....
Yes, but what would surapon say ??