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The 5D Mark III Fix
« on: May 02, 2012, 12:38:25 PM »
From LensRentals.com
LensRentals.com has received their first shipment of fixed 5D Mark III bodies. They did what any of us would have done, they disassembled one to see what the fix was. It turns out the fix is two pieces of black tape. I actually joked with a friend that the fix would be “some kind of tape job”. This sort of thing is pretty normal inside electronics, so don’t be worried about tape coming off and that sort of thing. I have seen entire modules held in place by tape inside cameras.

5D Mark III Before the "Fix"

5D Mark III After the "Fix"

If the fix works, who cares how they did it. :)

Source: LensRentals.com

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« Last Edit: May 05, 2012, 08:05:58 AM by Canon Rumors »
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The 5D Mark III Fix
« on: May 02, 2012, 12:38:25 PM »

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Re: The 5D Mark III Fix
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2012, 12:45:55 PM »

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Re: The 5D Mark III Fix
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012, 12:52:03 PM »
So is this what they will do if I send my camera back? It might be worth sending it back.

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Re: The 5D Mark III Fix
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012, 12:58:07 PM »
Is this the "fix" to early cameras which were sent back, or is this how new cameras landing in stores are arriving? I'm assuming the latter, since I haven't heard anything about the program to send affected cameras back to Canon yet.

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Re: The 5D Mark III Fix
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2012, 01:01:11 PM »
Just wondering, wouldn't this have a problem in the long run?

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Re: The 5D Mark III Fix
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2012, 01:02:11 PM »
Can the tape adhesive withstand increasing temperatures, both internally and externally?  I'm just worried about the tape coming off (short term/long term), and then having to pay another $100CAD to courier my 5D3 body back to Canon Canada every time the tape comes off.  Is this solution long-lasting enough for owners who plan to keep using their 5D3 bodies 5-10 years from now?

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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012, 01:10:14 PM »
Can the tape adhesive withstand increasing temperatures, both internally and externally?  I'm just worried about the tape coming off (short term/long term), and then having to pay another $100CAD to courier my 5D3 body back to Canon Canada every time the tape comes off.  Is this solution long-lasting enough for owners who plan to keep using their 5D3 bodies 5-10 years from now?

+1 this is more detailed than my question

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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012, 01:10:14 PM »

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Re: The 5D Mark III Fix
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2012, 01:13:05 PM »
Don't worry all it's "L" series pro-grade tape.
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Re: The 5D Mark III Fix
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2012, 01:15:58 PM »
Roger Cicala from the LensRentals blog says:
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Canon has this very cool black tape they used to cover circuit boards […] and I figured they’d just slap another piece over […] the top LCD light. Which is exactly what they did.

So everything should be fine.

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Re: The 5D Mark III Fix
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2012, 01:17:53 PM »
The tape isn't doing anything "structural". The adhesive has to hold the tape in place long enough for the top to be mounted to the body. Thereafter, the "tape" is functionally a "light mask", for which it does not need adhesion - just presence. I suspect the proximity of rest of the components inside the body will be more than adequate to hold the tape in place long term if the adhesive fails.

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Re: The 5D Mark III Fix
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2012, 01:33:39 PM »
 :D
My Mark 5DIII is in the mail on the way and you are telling me that I also get two FREE pieces of tape with IT!!! I so have to get ready for this.

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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2012, 01:36:59 PM »
I have to say, that's a hilariously simple solution. And as CR Guy says, "If the fix works, who cares how they did it. :)"
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Re: The 5D Mark III Fix
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2012, 01:48:47 PM »
And what about the long term as the glue from the tape begins to dissolve and to spill at the electronics? The repair is short-term, but in the the warranty period should not be anything wrong with that, and after the warranty is no longer a problem of the manufacturer, but a buyer.  >:(

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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2012, 02:00:01 PM »
My Mark 5DIII is in the mail on the way and you are telling me that I also get two FREE pieces of tape with IT!!! I so have to get ready for this.
They've actually raised the price to 3499.99 to offset the price

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And what about the long term as the glue from the tape begins to dissolve and to spill at the electronics? The repair is short-term, but in the the warranty period should not be anything wrong with that, and after the warranty is no longer a problem of the manufacturer, but a buyer.  >:(
You do realize that this tape already exists in other parts of your camera. And that the computer or phone you typed this message on also has a similar type of tape. Especially if it's a Mac. God help you if you try to take apart the newer ones, they have tape everywhere. Oh, and your house/apt. That thing has tape ALL over its wires.

LensRental took about a D7000. Multiple times they mention tape, including parts where the tape shields things

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/04/d7000-dissection
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Re: The 5D Mark III Fix
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2012, 02:00:56 PM »
I can see it on the used market now - "I'm the original owner, 10K shutter clicks, tape fix applied..."

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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2012, 02:00:56 PM »