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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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Prism and shutter.
Prism and shutter.
Eyepiece removed.
Eyepiece removed.
Shutter with frame removed.
Shutter with frame removed.
Shutter frame
Shutter frame
Prism
Prism
Shutter removed. Prism and back side of mirror.
Shutter removed. Prism and back side of mirror.
Back side of mirror, detail.
Back side of mirror, detail.
Viewfinder information screen (note over/under exposure meter, and other goodies).
Viewfinder information screen (note over/under exposure meter, and other goodies).
Viewfinder info screen, shown flipped down from it's original location.
Viewfinder info screen, shown flipped down from it's original location.
View of the bottom of the lens mount area. No idea what that dirty mirror does, but it looked like crap (corrosion?).
View of the bottom of the lens mount area. No idea what that dirty mirror does, but it looked like crap (corrosion?).
Bottom view again.
Bottom view again.
View through the body, out the prism.
View through the body, out the prism.
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