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Fuji s3000 and others ... repair parts, service manuals

I have acquired a fuji s3000. I am a 30 year+ digital electronics technician interested in repairing digital cameras as a business. I have successfully done that a few times. I wrote Fuji for parts lists and service manuals and they gave me some bogus run a round like the voltage in the camera might kill me. I've been around mfrs and service situations long enough to know that as a 3rd party service company it is illegal for a manufacture not to provide parts to me or an end user. Being new to this business, my question is how do you obtain parts, service manuals and run a service business if the manufactures try to snowball you like this?

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  • Paul Schuster May 23, 2007

    From what you have said the mfr's are getting away with not providing parts as they are required by law. Just because the cameras are so wrapped up and integrated doesn't let them off the hook. I think a legal case could be made and they could be forced to cooperate. I just know similar circumstances that have happened in business equipment, the mfr was sued and lost.

    I have been buying broken cameras off ebay. 1. to learn something about them. Nothing like taking them all the way down. and 2. To build some supply of parts. The biggest problem I have had is parts falling out and not knowing where they go since I have no manuals or exploded diagrams and those thin sections of ribbon cables that break if you look at them.. Hey Fuji, or Canon wheres my ribbon cable?

    Anyway thank you for the input.

  • MysBaker Nov 01, 2007

    I contacted Fuji to get a mode dial for my S3000 and was told that I would have to send the camera in for a quote, they would give me a price between $40 and $120, after I approve it they would return it at my expense. This is crazy! All I need is the mode dial and can't seem to locate it, any suggestions?

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I usually get my spare parts from broken cameras on ebay (if I can get a good deal that is). Buying individual parts online can be more expensive than the camera's worth.

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Posted on Nov 24, 2007

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Yeah, got the same problem with Pentax France.  Asked for an LCD, was told I am not allowed to buy it without sending the camera to their Service dept.... cost to replace would be more than I paid for the camera new 11 months ago...

Anyone know where I can get the 2.5" LCD for a Pentax Optio E10?

Thanx,

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Well I have been having the same thoughts. Without I must say any real attempt to locate parts sources as yet My 'thinks go like this' tell me if you agree/disagree 1. All small electrical/electronics from kettles and toasters up - mare made in such volume with so many parts/style changes that there is no meaningful infrastructure for parts - think about it, there simply would be warehouses full of redundant parts all over if there were.. So these item are made like a Timex watch- totally integrated- when broke - bin it. And I guess this is true too to digicams - I like you have taken a few duds apart, and there is not much to 'mend'- So you get full time repair shops turning stuff down or giving silly prices simply because the hour rate to dismantle an item only to find no parts replace is a no-no. Now it occurred to me to advertise for busted cameras on the lines of 'Don't trash it - post it to me. Just the price of a stamp whatever, and if it be fixed- contact the sender and say its fixed- how much will you pay me to If they are interested they will send you a fair prince plus shipping. Those you cant fix -well now know have an ever growing box of those hard to come by parts many of which will be I am sure, if not 'common' are near enough to do a job. Also the fixed ones that are not going back--- a nice little side line. Good for you and me we are the opposite sides of the pond Huh!

Posted on May 16, 2007

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