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5D Mark III Main Dial problem
« on: September 02, 2012, 05:26:11 PM »
Hi!
I was just doing test with some filters I've just got and I found an issue with the camera's main dial.
It seems to be a piece of rubber coming out of the dial, pink color more or less. At first it was making a little hard to turn the wheel, but then I realized that this rubber was coming out of it.

I did a quick search on google and I found only one person with the same problem.
I never had this problem before with canon cameras, but I'm thinking it could be a 5DMIII problem.
My camera was shipped from the first batch. People have reported some issues from first batch, like the one with the "light leak problem", that mine has too. Now this.

Does anyone have this problem?

Attached some pictures.
Thx!

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5D Mark III Main Dial problem
« on: September 02, 2012, 05:26:11 PM »

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Re: 5D Mark III Main Dial problem
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2012, 08:37:13 PM »
sorry, i came here thinking you were going to rag on the lock button in the center of the left side dial. what a piece of crap that is.  what you have here is general weirdness. My 5d is from the first batch also and i haven't had any problems at all. of course now that i wrote that it'll lock up on me the next time i touch it. i think you need to place a call into canon HQ and get that resolved.

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Re: 5D Mark III Main Dial problem
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2012, 09:02:46 PM »
So this is ... the rubber leak problem?  :o

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Re: 5D Mark III Main Dial problem
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2012, 09:03:20 PM »
... i think you need to place a call into canon HQ and get that resolved.


+1 Contact Canon for that matter.
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Re: 5D Mark III Main Dial problem
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2012, 10:57:53 PM »
actually, i think i know what it is, and i think it just needs to be disabled in the menu system. you just have to disable the "rubber band dispenser" feature.  damn, that was not cool, but i just couldn't help myself. i still stand by my first reply.

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Re: 5D Mark III Main Dial problem
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2012, 11:32:14 PM »
ahhaha
Well... I know I just need to send it back to Canon, but also keep thinking this could become a potential recall, but again, I found just one person with the same problem.



actually, i think i know what it is, and i think it just needs to be disabled in the menu system. you just have to disable the "rubber band dispenser" feature.  damn, that was not cool, but i just couldn't help myself. i still stand by my first reply.

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Re: 5D Mark III Main Dial problem
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2012, 11:44:10 PM »
I do not see any pink goop in the disassembly images, but there is a wire in that area with pink or salmon colored insulation.
Send the camera in for service, its possible the wire has the insulation pinched and pulled off.
http://gizmodo.com/5901323/canon-5d-mark-iii-partial-teardown-dont-try-this-at-home

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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2012, 11:44:10 PM »

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Re: 5D Mark III Main Dial problem
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2012, 11:48:15 PM »
Certainly I will!
Thanks for the link anyway!

I do not see any pink goop in the disassembly images, but there is a wire in that area with pink or salmon colored insulation.
Send the camera in for service, its possible the wire has the insulation pinched and pulled off.
http://gizmodo.com/5901323/canon-5d-mark-iii-partial-teardown-dont-try-this-at-home

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Re: 5D Mark III Main Dial problem
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2012, 01:08:31 AM »
I do not see any pink goop in the disassembly images, but there is a wire in that area with pink or salmon colored insulation.
Send the camera in for service, its possible the wire has the insulation pinched and pulled off.
http://gizmodo.com/5901323/canon-5d-mark-iii-partial-teardown-dont-try-this-at-home

 
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Re: 5D Mark III Main Dial problem
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2012, 01:08:31 AM »