Canon 40D without mirror?
I have an old 40D that I used to use just for timelapses until the mirror mechanism broke. I recently sent it off to Canon and the quote to replace the mirror box (that they said was necessary was more than the camera is worth so I decided against it.
I figured the camera should work fine without the mirror b/c it has liveview and I can compose and use manual focus from there.
So I pulled the mirror from my camera. I was careful and as far as I can tell I didn't damage anything else, but now when I try to take a picture or use liveview I hear a click (and a piece that presumably used to move the mirror moves) and then everything shuts off and I have to reset it by taking the battery out.
Is there a way to fix this? Can I take it apart and sever the connection to the mirror box? Download some 3rd party firmware? I'm open to anything as this camera is just taking up space.
Canon 40D with no mirror
Camera locks up when picture or liveview is attempted