Rectangle piece keeps falling out when I take lens off.
I was cleaning the inside of my camera, when an opaque rectangle piece fell out. I don't think it is broken, but I'm not sure how to fasten it in. It has tabs on each of the long sides and a small embossed rectange in the center. My camera is a Minolta Maxxium 300si. Is this something I can fix myself, and how??
Re: Rectangle piece keeps falling out when I take lens...
That's the Acute Matte Focusing Screen. They are made to be swappable and easily installed. While I don't know the specifics of your camera (I own a Maxxum 7000), I can assure you it's probably easily fixed, and probably not actually broken. Most likely, it's retainer just let go.
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If this is a new camera, it should still be under warranty. I suggest you contact Nikon before doing anything else to determine if the repair would be covered under warranty. Nikon also would be in a position to advise you as to what the problem might be so that in the event that the repair is not covered under warranty, you don't replace the wrong thing.
It appears you have a speck of dirt on the photo sensor. Turn the camera off and remove the lens. Carefully lift up the mirror. Using a blower brush, blow air at the shiny rectangle in the back of the interior. DO NOT USE COMPRESSED AIR!!! Use a manual blower. If this doesn't do it, you may have to use a sensor swab to clean the sensor. If you don't want to do this yourself, any good camera shop should be able to do it for you.
I'm having trouble picturing what this might be since you say "5-7 inches long" which is quite large. I can't think of anything that long (even the entire brew device is barely 7 inches long if that). But men tend to exaggerate how long things really are LOL.
There is a much smaller piece that matches the description with the two hooks - and the piece I'm thinking about also falls off really easily when you clean the brew mechanism.
If it is the piece I'm thinking of, it isn't important and you can use the machine just fine without it. But the piece I'm thinking of is only 3 inches by 2 inches or so.
If you pull out the tray and set it aside, then remove the brew group. Look at the brew group - the funnel where the coffee goes in is pointing straight up and to the left the brew group is at a 45 degree angle. Right at the top of that 45 degree angle is where the little cover snaps in place with those two hooks going down into two holes. If the brew group is inserted back in the machine, this cover would be right up against the side of the case on the left side - right where those vents are in the side of metal case.
I have often wondered why this piece is there at all since it seems to act like an "umbrella" just to keep things from landing on the brewing section. And there is a vent in the side of the cabinet right where this cover is - so maybe they wanted to make sure that when you clean the outside of the machine, any cleaning spray that goes through the vents doesn't end up getting on the brew filter to make the coffee taste bad. That is the only purpose I can think of for this cover. And it falls off just about every other time I take my brew group out to clean it unless you carefully avoid touching it.
Look at the battery near the contacts there is a little rectangle. If it's white then make sure all contacts are very clean. You can clean them with a q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol. Clean all contacts, charger, battery and battery compartment on camera. If it's pink, you need a new battery.It has gotten moisture inside. Not your fault, this can happen from something as simple as jogging with it in your shirt pocket, yes it's true.
It's a little tricky but with a small eyeglass screwdriver and some super glue you can do it. I had the problem, here is what you do. 1 romove the five screws two on bottom NOTE one of the bottom screws is longer than the rest. two on side one on other side. 2 gently remove housing, 3 then remove chrome ring that surrounds three sides of camera. 4 inside there are four screws remove them and separate camera. there is a small metal clip that came unglued you can see where it belongs you must gently turn the wheel till the retainer is all the way to the left away from wheel.the clip goes under the shaft use a little super glue to glue it back. the hardest part is the screen plug lift up black piece line it up and then lock the black piece down it took me about an hour and a half.even with my fat sausage fingers. if you shoot me an e-mail with your phone number i can walk you through it. firstname.lastname@example.org good luck
Are you kidding? A camera lens are a group of various lenses inside. I don't think it's repairable, but I'd say take it to a local photography store and you can get free advice. I think I understood you, but anyone would have to see the damage in person. From here, I'd say you are in bad luck...it's a goner. Also cameras are not designed to take a big fall like that. There is probably more damage than just the lenses.