Having problems with your Canon EOS 30D Body Only Digital Camera ?

I dropped my digital EOS30D and for two weeks took pictures, everything seemed to be working fine. then i attempted to download my pictures on my external hard drive thru LightRoom3 and i got a pop up window that said importing-cannot be read. any thoughts before i take it for reapir?

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A trace from the CCD to the processor could have cracked, due to the stress of the fall, and in that case, the main board might have to be replaced. If you dropped it while it was loading a picture, the hard drive may have momentarily glitched and corrupted the memory, and in that case, you might be able to format the drive and resume picture taking- it might be worth a try.
\015\012There are many free utilities on the net for fixing corrupt drives, and you might try one of those, a lot are free, and some have a free 30 day trial. Just google "fixing corrupted hard drives", or "fixing corrupted memory on digital cameras" and you will have many choices. I've never used one, but have read that they sometimes help, so it would be worth a try.
\015\012Other than that, I can't think of anything you could try, short of opening up the camera and reseating any ribbon connectors that may have gotten jostled in the drop.
\015\012However, I don't recommend this since it's a high-end camera, and a complex device.
\015\012Last resort is Canon support, and here's their site: http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/standard_display/support
\015\012Good luck, and hope this helps.
Format the memory card in the camera. Also, try to use another one to see if the issue replicates.
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