WOW! Because of this super information technology highway (aka The Inter-Webs), a young, very talented lady photographer from Austria, contacted me and shared her experience she had with your Canon 30D which was very similar to mine. Of course after I replaced my shutter (see that work via video in my videos), and found the camera just as broken before the $50 spent on parts and 8+ hours on repair, I almost sold it for pennies on the dollar. But when Sabine Leidinger from Austria came along and share her story, along with detailed pictures of what she repaired on her 30D, I decided to take another look. Im glad I took another quick look; as it turns out my mirror mechanism wasnt exactly how Sabine described hers, but because I manually move the mechanism I must have re-tracked it and it now works again, plus I have a brand new shutter!
I know firsthand how difficult it is to tear this camera apart, so I have a lot of respect for the young gal from Austria that helped me. Thanks a million Sabine!