Shutter failure 40D - common quality issue?

Started Jan 31, 2009 | Discussions thread
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Re: Shutter failure 40D - common quality issue?
In reply to KScheyEOS, Jan 19, 2013

KScheyEOS wrote:

Had to have the shutter replaced (under warranty) in July of 2009 after about 20,000 images/frames. I now have over 40,000 images on the body (a little over 20,000 on the second shutter). I do have some other minor issues with the body that add up to me not being real thrilled with the camera anymore.

Wow...set The Wayback Machine for 2010 Sherman. 

That said, I am glad that you bumped this thread up...since I may be running into this issue now with my 5 year-old 40D...and I only have about 25K activations.  Actually, that also seems hard to believe, but I downloaded some software and that's what it reported.

Anyway, I noticed a couple of all black images in a set of a couple hundred that I took last month...and then had 60 or 70 in a row in a set of several hundred a week or so later.  It hasn't happened in the last 2 or 3 outings, but it has made me wonder if my shutter is going.  Is this what the symptoms looks like?

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