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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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Detail - behind/below battery door.
Detail - behind/below battery door.
Front of the grip removed.
Front of the grip removed.
Detail - underside of the top plastic cover/flash housing.
Detail - underside of the top plastic cover/flash housing.
The view from above.
The view from above.
Underside of the top plastic piece/flash housing.
Underside of the top plastic piece/flash housing.
Top view
Top view
Flash housing - detail
Flash housing - detail
Left side, wire detail
Left side, wire detail
Un-solder again.
Un-solder again.
Rear view. Digic circuit board visible on left.
Rear view. Digic circuit board visible on left.
Digic circuit-board rear (faces rear of camera), removed
Digic circuit-board rear (faces rear of camera), removed
Digic circuit-board rear minus cover 1
Digic circuit-board rear minus cover 1
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