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Old November 9th, 2004, 10:04 AM   #1
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replacement parts

does anyone know where I can get e replacemet viewfinder for an XL-1. The housing on mine cracked at that right angle bend. I went to the canon website and they have an improved version but it costs more than I spent on the camera.

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Old November 9th, 2004, 10:11 AM   #2
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Hi Gene! Welcome aboard.

"Improved version"? I assume you are talking about the FU1000
B&W CRT viewfinder? That is not the same as your original finder
if you bought the complete package. Just contact Canon and they
will sort you out (clearly state which model you have), from the
CanonDV.com website (if you are in the US):
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Old November 21st, 2004, 05:43 AM   #3
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Gene, that happened to me a few years ago. I VERY carefully put it back, together and I did it in such a way that I could hold it there with rubber bands. A month after that I sent it to Canon in NJ and they fixed the swivel without replacing the entire viewfinder. bob
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 09:50 AM   #4
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thank you

do you remember how much it cost you?
I was quoted 360 for a new one but I would be fine with a repair.
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Old November 24th, 2004, 07:24 AM   #5
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Gene, it was several years ago. Again, they did not replace the entire viewfinder, only the swivel part. I think it was under $100. Did you try the temporary fix? bob
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