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Old January 11th, 2009, 02:25 AM   #16
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Good one! Whenever I do some DIY work on delicate equipment I tell myself, 'girls put them together, boys can take them apart'.

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Old January 19th, 2009, 08:09 AM   #17
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Great video! To anyone contemplating this, I can confirm that it is quite doable (and fun, if that's your idea of fun!).

When I made my repair last year I didn't need to remove the lens attachment ring (details and stills in this thread http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/canon-xl2...pair-shop.html). Is that a necessary step?

Thanks for posting the link.
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Old January 19th, 2009, 09:20 AM   #18
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Hey Ian! Yes I do remember you did the same crazy operation to your cam last year.

And you know what? You're absolutely right about not needing to remove the lens lock ring. I should update the video actually.
Maybe it's just me who likes to take things apart that made me remove the lock ring too.

So guys....No need to remove lens mount!!!

I think I just followed the same procedure when I stripped my first XL2. (remember there was nothing on the web about the inner workings or how to disassemble).

Thanks Ian for spotting it!
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Old January 19th, 2009, 09:30 AM   #19
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No worries - I was actually more concerned that I was doing something wrong!
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Old January 19th, 2009, 12:40 PM   #20
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Ok I re-edited the "instructional" video and removed the section on removing the lens mount.

It's still at: Fix the loose firewire board on the XL2 on Vimeo
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Old January 19th, 2009, 03:24 PM   #21
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Björn,

Thank you for the informative video, next time you are poking around in there maybe you could find out how to replace blown fuses!

Thanks again,
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Old January 25th, 2009, 11:03 AM   #22
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Great job! Now you need to charge yourself $350.00 to really appreciate it!
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Old February 6th, 2009, 12:38 AM   #23
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I watched this, then read the entire thread and even still I think my heart is beating in my throat. That is some skill and guts you got going there...

Excellent video too!
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Old February 6th, 2009, 06:17 AM   #24
 
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Great video, Bjorn!

The obvious follow-up would be a video of you removing your own appendix.

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