01-22-2019 04:54 AM
My battery grip’s door for my 5d mark ii came undone and the small metal pins went missing, I have tried to search online for a replacement for those pins but have had no luck, would anyone know where I could find them to buy? The picture shows the holes where the pins go into and attach to the grip door.
01-22-2019 09:41 AM - edited 01-22-2019 09:48 AM
Are the pins not part of the door assembly? If they are, Try calling Canon and see if you can buy the complete door.
Another option might be to buy a complete BG-E6 listed "As-Is" or "for Parts".
01-23-2019 09:14 AM
Thanks for reply, the pins are for the door on the right side where you put in the two camera batteries, but thanks for tips, I looked on eBay but no luck finding one for parts, perhaps canon might know where those pins can be located. I do believe the pins ca,e with the door originally but I guess got wore out and they simply fell off, I was able to slide one pin in and make it work but the pin got lost into the night, unfortunately taping up the backside won’t make the camera work even though the connectors are touching. it really wants that pin in order to turn on.
02-08-2019 12:16 PM
I got arround to calling Canon after looking around on ebay as a one for parts, and they said that they could only sell the door part itself which is about 30 bucks plus shipping, but that did not have any currently on inventory.
I wonder if there is a pin that could be used as a replacement somehow as not only do I not want to buy a whole other grip, I don't want to throw this away because it is just a waste because it works fine other then the pins needing to be in it for it to somehow turn on with the door closed. The irony is I can close the door fine and the batteries connect to the connector, its just that the pins are still needed somehow to turn on.
anyways, I suppose I will just buy a knock off one but seems so silly for something so small and a complete waste.
02-09-2019 07:24 AM
I don't know the thickness of the pins but perhaps you could cut some new ones from a paperclip. I would imagine the originals were spring loaded, are the springs still inside the holes on the door.
02-09-2019 11:09 AM
If you could find these pins, it is likely that they will not work well. The pins probably became lost due to some flaw in your current grip. What held them in place is likely lost or broken, too.
Why don’t you just buy a used grip? I have seen them for sale for $50 to $70, at reputable dealers who sell used gear, like KEH.
02-10-2019 11:47 AM
02-10-2019 12:45 PM - edited 02-10-2019 01:48 PM
I that case, just use it without the door. It looks like there is a door switch sensor. Just find a way to make the sensor think the door is closed.