Replace the 7D mark ii card door

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nonproshooterdad Contributing Member • Posts: 786
Replace the 7D mark ii card door
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Is it hard to do? Nothing in YouTube. Any links for help? Thanks.

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palombian Regular Member • Posts: 361
Re: Replace the 7D mark ii card door

nonproshooterdad wrote:

Is it hard to do? Nothing in YouTube. Any links for help? Thanks.

Here in Europe (indeed, there is life outside the US and UK :-D) most repair centers sell it on their website (about € 25-30).

You can change it yourself.

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OP nonproshooterdad Contributing Member • Posts: 786
Re: Replace the 7D mark ii card door

palombian wrote:

nonproshooterdad wrote:

Is it hard to do? Nothing in YouTube. Any links for help? Thanks.

Here in Europe (indeed, there is life outside the US and UK :-D) most repair centers sell it on their website (about € 25-30).

You can change it yourself.

I stopped my attempts.

I disassembled the back side and found it hard. It seems I have to disassemble all sides. If I open the front side, the shutter and sensor can be exposed.

YouTube only have videos for back side opening. I couldn't find any video to open the front side.

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Distinctly Average Senior Member • Posts: 1,119
Re: Replace the 7D mark ii card door
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nonproshooterdad wrote:

palombian wrote:

nonproshooterdad wrote:

Is it hard to do? Nothing in YouTube. Any links for help? Thanks.

Here in Europe (indeed, there is life outside the US and UK :-D) most repair centers sell it on their website (about € 25-30).

You can change it yourself.

I stopped my attempts.

I disassembled the back side and found it hard. It seems I have to disassemble all sides. If I open the front side, the shutter and sensor can be exposed.

YouTube only have videos for back side opening. I couldn't find any video to open the front side.

You don’t need to remove the cover IIRC. If you open the door you will see two small screws on the plate in the flap. Undo those and the large part of the door comes off. You can then remove the sprung hinge quite easily.

If you have done more substantial damage then you have to peel off the grip and remove the three screws behind that to get the assembly out. If you do a search on the lens rentals blog there is a full year down of the 7D2

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OP nonproshooterdad Contributing Member • Posts: 786
Re: Replace the 7D mark ii card door

Distinctly Average wrote:

nonproshooterdad wrote:

palombian wrote:

nonproshooterdad wrote:

Is it hard to do? Nothing in YouTube. Any links for help? Thanks.

Here in Europe (indeed, there is life outside the US and UK :-D) most repair centers sell it on their website (about € 25-30).

You can change it yourself.

I stopped my attempts.

I disassembled the back side and found it hard. It seems I have to disassemble all sides. If I open the front side, the shutter and sensor can be exposed.

YouTube only have videos for back side opening. I couldn't find any video to open the front side.

You don’t need to remove the cover IIRC. If you open the door you will see two small screws on the plate in the flap. Undo those and the large part of the door comes off. You can then remove the sprung hinge quite easily.

If you have done more substantial damage then you have to peel off the grip and remove the three screws behind that to get the assembly out. If you do a search on the lens rentals blog there is a full year down of the 7D2

Can't just replace the flap part, have to replace the whole thing, that's why I have to open the body. I am not sure unscrewing those 3 screws under the peels will allow the door to tear away. Are you sure it is possible to shake it out? It seems tightly wedged into the other parts of the body.

Lens rental blog didn't show how to take the parts off. There are some photos of the teared down parts only.

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Distinctly Average Senior Member • Posts: 1,119
Re: Replace the 7D mark ii card door

nonproshooterdad wrote:

Distinctly Average wrote:

nonproshooterdad wrote:

palombian wrote:

nonproshooterdad wrote:

Is it hard to do? Nothing in YouTube. Any links for help? Thanks.

Here in Europe (indeed, there is life outside the US and UK :-D) most repair centers sell it on their website (about € 25-30).

You can change it yourself.

I stopped my attempts.

I disassembled the back side and found it hard. It seems I have to disassemble all sides. If I open the front side, the shutter and sensor can be exposed.

YouTube only have videos for back side opening. I couldn't find any video to open the front side.

You don’t need to remove the cover IIRC. If you open the door you will see two small screws on the plate in the flap. Undo those and the large part of the door comes off. You can then remove the sprung hinge quite easily.

If you have done more substantial damage then you have to peel off the grip and remove the three screws behind that to get the assembly out. If you do a search on the lens rentals blog there is a full year down of the 7D2

Can't just replace the flap part, have to replace the whole thing, that's why I have to open the body. I am not sure unscrewing those 3 screws under the peels will allow the door to tear away. Are you sure it is possible to shake it out? It seems tightly wedged into the other parts of the body.

Lens rental blog didn't show how to take the parts off. There are some photos of the teared down parts only.

I think you can. It was 5 years ago I saw it done and I cannot remember for sure if anything else was loosened.

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It did work. Thank you.

It's easy to tear it out as I didn't care the broken part, so just pry the steal bar. It was bent. But it's out.

It's quite hard to install the replacement. I matched the lower part first, then matched the upper part. But left some sealing materials exposed at the upper edge. Maybe I should first put those inside before pry the upper corner in.

I still open the back panel so I can see the details of the connections. It may not be necessary. You have to match the corner #1 then #2. You have no time to check the back part that connected with the back panel of the body.

It's not perfectly done. I am not an expert, but I did install the replacement this way.

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Distinctly Average Senior Member • Posts: 1,119
Re: Replace the 7D mark ii card door

Glad to hear you got it done OK and that it wasn’t too painful.

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OP nonproshooterdad Contributing Member • Posts: 786
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I found it's really painful. After it fit in, I checked the connections with the back panel, now I found something wrong.

The upper connection is not right. The connection is like a tongue, it is installed with an angle into somewhere between the two metals. It should be in level to fit under these two metals.

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OP nonproshooterdad Contributing Member • Posts: 786
Re: Replace the 7D mark ii card door
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The bottom connection is a very small plastic bar in the back panel to fit into a similar tongue in the card door. The plastic bar is so delicate, I expected it would be broken after the door fit in. And it was broken. Consider the door fit to the body very tight, I don't think this broken plastic is important. But the upper connection mistake is important, because it will block the screw of the back panel. It may be possible to avoid this if don't open the back panel before installing it.

I wrote this in details so hopefully someone have the same issues can learn from my experience in the future.

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