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I was on honeymoon in HI a few weeks back (09/2006). While walking along the shore, I slipped on some algae/seaweed covered rocks and fell. My arm (holding the camera) bore the brunt of the fall, but the right hand (holding the camera) hit a shallow tidal puddle. Only a bit of the camera got wet in the ocean salt water. Mostly on the rear, near the battery cover (the water didn't even reach the bottom of the LCD on the rear of the body). This killed the camera immediately. I took it back to my hotel and let it dry out (a huge mistake). It never worked again. When I got home, I sent it to Canon to see if they could repair it. They totaled it and sent it back un-repaired. When I received it, I decided it would be cool to take it apart and document what I found.

Luckily, the camera was insured, so I upgraded to a 30D when I returned home. I used the new 30D to take the photos of the dead 20D.
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View through the prism.
View through the prism.
Not much left of her, is there?
Not much left of her, is there?
Full-sized crop of what I call Sensor 2
Full-sized crop of what I call "Sensor 2"
Another full-sized crop of Sensor 2.
Another full-sized crop of Sensor 2.
And another.
And another.
Sensor 1, full crop. Most likely the 35 zone metering sensor, from what I've been told.
Sensor 1, full crop. Most likely the 35 zone metering sensor, from what I've been told.
Sensor 1, another full crop.
Sensor 1, another full crop.
A better shot of Sensor 1. Used the tripod this time!
A better shot of "Sensor 1". Used the tripod this time!
A better shot of Sensor 2. Also shot with the help of the tripod.
A better shot of "Sensor 2". Also shot with the help of the tripod.
AF mechanism(?). Was on the bottom of the body, near the lens mount. The mirror (seen above) faced the front of the camera.
AF mechanism(?). Was on the bottom of the body, near the lens mount. The mirror (seen above) faced the front of the camera.
This is the top of the AF mechanism from the last shot. Recognize the pattern of slots?
This is the top of the AF mechanism from the last shot. Recognize the pattern of slots?
AF mechanism deconstructed. AF sensor is on the top of this image.
AF mechanism deconstructed. AF sensor is on the top of this image.
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