Fixing a camera

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  1. Artemis

    Artemis Just Punked Himself

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    My uncle just came by and bought me a camera that was busted by mistake...apparently he dropped it not so far from the floor but it just wont work...hes tried new batteries and everything, and the shop told him he'd have to pay about £150, when the cam is only a very old 1.3 mp.

    I was wondering if anyone had any knowledge of how to attempt repairing it...its an Olympus d-340R and it appears in ok condition...and I don't need to repair it for him, he just thought it might help me on my course...so whatcha guys think? anyone know how to do this?

    Tah :)
     
  2. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    You'll need an oscillograph and the layout of the camera's electronics. My guess, you don't have either of them.

    Just let it go, it's a cadaver.
     
  3. santino

    santino TPF Noob!

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    yah right, it's nearly impossible to repair such a cam, let it go, too complicated.
     
  4. Artemis

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    Well...atleast ill open it up and have a look inside...never know...may be a simple problem :)
     
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    santino TPF Noob!

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    good luck, don't lose screws :lol: :D
     
  6. mentos_007

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    hah that's what I'm going to study: electronics :) first of all you have to open it :) and see what's going on... if something electronical inside is broken - let it go and forget about the cam :) if only some of the paths are cut you can easily solder it :)
     
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    i dont know how to help you, but good luck and i hope you can fix it!
     
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    If it's a dead camera, open it up and see what it may be. If you can't fix it... it's still a dead camera. If you do fix it, you saved the day and are a hero.

    So you can't make it more dead by trying to fix it yourself. It's a shame these digitals are so delicate.
     
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    Ditto that.
     
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    There are probably some things in there which would make good macro subjects as well.
     
  11. mentos_007

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    Arti, the first thing you need to do is... take this cam and shake it. If you feel something is loose there... shake it again and chek if those things are going to fell through the hole in lens... :D
     
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    Does the shutter fire at all? I know my dad busted his camera and just assumed it didnt work, but the shutter still fired and the LCD was all that was broken
     

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