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I have a Canon 7d in great condition. With 3 years use

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I have a Canon 7d in great condition. With 3 years use (approx 23,000 shutter counts) the white printing on the back of camera has worn off on two buttons "MENU" and "START STOP". The panel is otherwise in MINT condition. What is best way to fix this. Can I remove the panel and replace buttons myself Will Canon supply me parts?. Or how much approx for a tech to do it. Or does the whole panel have to be replaced? If mine has done it they must all do eventually. It must be a common problem. Please advise. Thanks Bob.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Hi Bob,

You could remove the panel and replace the buttons yourself if you have some technical skills and the tools available.

Canon should be able to provide you with the buttons if you contact them at

Or a local tech could do it for you for under $50.

Canon will typically charge around $75-100 for this type of repair.