Jackie Baisa , Apr 14, 2010; 07:12 p.m.
Actually, your 5D is worth more than that, probably. I've never seen well-used ones for less than $1,200, unfortunately. :-) But yes, I recently had almost the same issue with mine and I paid $900 when all was said and done. NOT happy about it, but I am not surprised. Maintenance on cameras has never been cheap, unfortunately. Your 5D sounds like it is old and starting to give out. It's like needing to overhaul a car engine; it would be expensive to do so, and yet it is either that, or buy a new one. Never a fun position to be in. I opted for repairing mine. It's still a lot less than a new one, and the new parts will make it seem new. (It really works like a charm now.) Good luck!