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Samsung digimax s500

The lens motor is/has stalled.where do i actually find one and who has actually repaired this with success.would like to do this repair myself, unless this truly is rocket science..........

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Just took the whole thing apart. What a piece of junk lol

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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It is very hard to do. It takes a "jewler's touch." I posted how do this for some one else. I'll find it and repost for you. My advice send it in for repair.

Posted on Sep 24, 2007

  • Jerry Hess Sep 24, 2007

    It's not rocklet science but very difficult without the tools at hand to hold the camera and the knowledge of where things go. So here goes...

    Yes, the lens/motor can be cleaned and repaired. But you need to almost completely disassemble the camera. If you are very good at mechanical repair on small items you can fix it. You need to be very patient. If you have big fingers like I do forget it. It's why I hired women to do my fine assembly work. You need the "jeweler's" touch if you know what I mean. The inside workings of the camera are really small and require a Magnifier with a light to see. Jewelers screw drivers and tweezers. Use Methanol to clean and not acetone. Alcohol works but Methanol is better. All the connectors are micros and irreplaceable if broken. The screw sizes (0-80 series and smaller)are mixed so care must be taken when replacing in the right location.

    If all this doesn't scare you then good luck.

    Remove the batteries. Remove the small screws around the case and pry open the camera with the lens down, LCD up. Careful not to damage the alum bracket with holds the LCD, remove the two or three screws that hold it down. VERY carefully lift the LCD and you will see the connector attaching a thin membrane lead to the main PCB. That connector is fragile! It has two very small tabs on each end of it but in fact it is one long piece. Push each end outward from the connector and membrane lead comes loose. Carefully wipe it clean and re-insert it when you reassemble the camera. Re-align the membrane carefully. Push the locking mechanism back in place when you reassemble the camera. Then you remove the main board careful you don't break any connectors or wire solder points. Clean the lens assembly using canned air. Taking the lens assembly out is "foolish". Don't do it. then reassemble the camera in reverse order. Before putting the outer case on you can power up your camera to see it you fixed it.

    If you didn' goes to the repair shop or the garbage can. It'll be cheaper to buy a new one.



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