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Hi ,

Need some help ! Today have been attempting to do the filter mod on my 1000d , followed all the instructions, earthed myself etc , everything in dust proof containers etc.

Removed filter and put camera back together and..... Nothing. Camera dead. Dissassembled again, checked all connectors, all in place and still nothing :o

Any suggestions?

Steve

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Put it all in an air tight container for tonight and walk away from it.

Tomorrow go through the procedure again and double check all the ribbon connectors are seated properly. I'm doing this mod soon and the one thing that seems to be the most common of problems after is a badly seated ribbon.

Going back to basics, is the battery charged?

If you find out the problem and can sort it, it would be great to here about it when your done.

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I take my hat off to people prepared/able to do this mod themselves. I recently purchased a new (unmoved) 1000d but can't bring myself to crack the case. I've been building my own PCs for several years so am no stranger to fiddly work. Hope you get it sorted.

What's the down side of not getting the mod done?

Does anyone know who/where one can pay to get the mod done?

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I had a similar problem with mine when I did it and it was because one of the ribbon cables was not seated properly. They go in quite a way and if they not all inserted properly then it won't work.

Like already suggested it's properly best to put it all down for a bit then go back to it and systematically check all of the ribbon connecters. Be very careful that the little plastic holders lock back in properly.

I hope it all works out.

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I take my hat off to people prepared/able to do this mod themselves. I recently purchased a new (unmoved) 1000d but can't bring myself to crack the case. I've been building my own PCs for several years so am no stranger to fiddly work. Hope you get it sorted.

What's the down side of not getting the mod done?

Does anyone know who/where one can pay to get the mod done?

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Its really not that difficult to do, read the instructions (which are very clear) a few times first and watch the video on youtube, there is not a whole lot that can go wrong if you take your time and stick to the instructions.

The biggest problem seems to be the ribbon cables not being seated properly which is more than likely the issue here.

A good tip I read was to mark the ribbon cables with a felt tip pen before you take them out so when you go to put them back you know exactly how for they need to go back in.

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Hi All, well good news :-) just re did all the ribbons and now powers up fine , auto focus seems to work fine and taking vaguely red photographs so I gues job done. Technichally, apart from the ribbon hick up 1000d was ok to covert as no solder involved and apart from one hard to reah screw not to diddly. Didn't get the filter out untracked but not too bothered about that. Made a sheet of paper win double sided sticky tape and labelled each area screws came from and put in same configuration on the tape so that was a god send , just need clods to clear now :-)

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Well done mate. Bet thats a relief. Thanks for the positive report though, its made me feel more confident about it.

I do like 3ggmans idea of felt tipping the ribbons so you know how far to insert them.

Wont be long now though, the wife and kids are off to Lakeside shopping center next weekend so thats when I will do mine, got the baader replacement filter all ready to drop back in.....

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Yes big sigh of relief and a smile . As I said if u approach it ina methodical way , keep the screws ordered and have peace and quiet it's ok , just remember push the ribbons in all the way LOL. there's some great guides out there and a few you tube videos. Yeah agree the felt pen ideas a good on and would have saved me some time and anguish .

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I'm deffinitley doing mine now, met my brothers brother in law at a BBQ today and he runs a company that makes those high speed cameras that they use on Brainiacs and Time Warp, well they put them together in one of those ultra clean rooms that you have to wear a suit in. He's said I can take my camera there and do the mod in the clean room......so all I need to worry about now is my own ability as dust is no longer an issue.

Well done again on the mod though.

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Well managed to get some imaging done last night, must say havent noticed any problems with the autofocus or infinity focus after the mod. Used a 50mm prime lens but unfortunately didnt stop it down and had it wide open , so will do some more at f2.8 (?) as recommended on astropix site, may just be my imagination or just fact new prime lens but much happier with results. Does anyone have some advice on settings for widefield views on a modded samera as a lot of processing needed because of the 'redness' in the light polluted skies . Thankfully no obvious dust on the sensor though :-)

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That's good news.

I just need to correct some misconceptions. The camera will apparently work with only a few ribbon cables connected, namely the ones marked D, E, F, G in the Honis instructions and the non-ribbon power connector on the right (Step 15, it's under the F ribbon cable). If these are good then you should be able to get the EOS Utility to see your camera if you connect the USB cable. At least, that's the claim by the hyper-modder Anat Ruangrassamee.

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My 450D did not survive my mod. I still don't know what went wrong, either damaged ribbon or blown fuse if I had to guess.

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Hey, good news! I just cleaned the 4 essential ribbon cables with Baader Optical Wonder fluid and cotton swabs and reseated them and I can see the camera in EOS Utility. I can take pictures! The LCD panel doesn't work though.

I'm quite chuffed!

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Glad to hear it . Trouble I have is I read somewhere that the 500d has much less noise on long exposures than the 1000d (there is a comparison somewhere and its really quite impressive) now I want one of those to play with . Now have to justify it to the wife considering bought canon 550d for general photography last week. Did see some canon refurb ones on ebay going for £319......hmmmmm

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Well, I tried again a few days later and the camera could not be awakened. I'm glad it's not severely damaged but at the moment it's not useable as I can't keep opening it up every time I want to take photos. It will probably go to a specialist repair centre.

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