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Canon Rebel XT metal tripod mount broken, any help extremely appreciated

post #1 of 8
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Hi everyone,

I was just using my canon rebel xt recently on a tripod, and I noticed after use that it was really hard to get off the tripod. Once I finally got it out of the tripod I sadly noticed that one side of the metal piece (part that holds the threads, and is where the tripod connects to), on my camera that connects to the tripod was sticking out. I don't have the camera near me right now so I can't take a picture till I get home.

I tried to call a couple of places to see if this was fixable, they all said it is fixable, but not easy, and the correct way to fix it would be to get the whole camera retuned and replace the bottom part of the camera, costing about 130 dollars. I have the money to do this, but I really wanted to use the camera tomorrow as its a full moon, so I wanted to know if any of you guy's know any cheaper fixes that is safe and won't risk breaking the camera, or at least a jerry rig's that would allow me to be able to mount my camera onto the tripod safely for a day.I would rather not use the camera and get it repaired for the 130 dollars if there is no real safe way to fix it, but if you guys know any easy ways to fix or replace this piece that is safe and wouldn't make me have to spend 130 dollars, I would be so thankful and will happy.
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post #2 of 8
can u give us a picture? it sounds like its probably not worth the price to fix on such a old camera.
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I will when I get home, but the camera is worth it to me as any other dslr canon would be at least 450 dollars or upgrade to a full frame which is thousands of dollars. I already have over a couple grand in lenses for canon dslr so I am not switching to another company nor stepping down from dslr.
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post #4 of 8
Is it loose or just sticking out? Will the thread still hold? Does it wobble? Perhaps thread it like halfway in and use gaffers tape in an X pattern around the body and lens..
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post #5 of 8
If you're hardcore enough, you can fix it yourself.
post #6 of 8
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Well got bad news. Tried to take a look at it and found out more bad news. half of the screw that the tripod connects to actually was sheared off and just came out while the bottom half is still in their. Going to have to be responsible and get it repaired appropriately, I am handy with computers, but pathetic when it comes to fixing hardware, so I don't feel comfortable replacing the bottom plate and taking the camera apart myself. Thank you all for all of your help.
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post #7 of 8
Shoot a pic of it -- maybe you can dremel a slot for a flathead and thread it back in.
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Haha yeah the way its looking now thats going to be one hard task but I'll take shot and post it asap. Just need to get my fathers compact camera.
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