11-23-2018 08:39 AM
Help! My new puppy and my Canon 60D had a bit of a run in and the hotshoe bracket came off the camera. I cannot see how it attaches. I tried holding it on and the flash does fire. I hate to send the camera away to get fixed it’s over 5 years old. I do use the external flash often . I thought about trying to carefully glue it on , is that a crazy idea?
11-23-2018 09:29 AM
You really need to open the camera and look. It is held on by screws inside the camera. If those screws are rattling around loose they could cause some serious mischief.
iFixit has instructions to open up a 60D if your are so inclined.
11-23-2018 09:53 AM - edited 11-23-2018 09:58 AM
I would definitely attempt to open camera up but looking at the different guides I don’t see any that apply. Is there a guide that would help me take top off where hotshoe is located ?
11-23-2018 10:06 AM
It looks like the screws pulled through the lower part of the hot shoe mount; are they still in place on the camera if you carefully look under the hot shoe? If so get a replacement hot shoe, there is too much stress for any glue to provide a proper fix.
You will have to do some disassembly but the hot shoe should plug in with no soldering required.
11-23-2018 10:17 AM
Here is assembly drawing for 1D Mark IV; yours is probably the same. Loks lke you may have stripped the threads. You could perhaps try a slightly larger screw. Canon used a thread lock compound as well.
11-23-2018 10:57 AM - edited 11-23-2018 11:31 AM
Can’t see clearly; are threads showing or are there inserts in the body that the screws go into that pulled out.