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How to disassemble the camera to get to the spring unit ?

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Our 7 year old Kodak digital camera works as good as new. But the flash door will not open. We have a new battery and that has not helped. Can we open the door with out damage to the camera?


Hello Martha, Sounds like the spring mechanism that operates the flash lid has a spring problem, you can manually open the flash but it will not stay in the raised position without the spring unit working,it has nothing to do with the battery,it is an internal mechanical problem.
Best Regards, Russell

Nov 03, 2012 | Kodak EasyShare DX7590 Digital Camera

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Hi, i am using OLYMPUS SP570 UZ digital camera. ocassionaly my flash spring is not working, so when i try to open it . it will not open . I have to manually pull its cover to steady the flash.please...


This seems to happen occasionally with this camera (it did with mine). Some people have recommended finding a spring of the right size and wedging it into the flash compartment to push the flash unit up. I have been unsuccessful at taking the camera apart to try and repair it, despite many suggestions from experts on FixYa.

Aug 06, 2011 | Olympus SP-570UZ Digital Camera

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The flash will not open.


The spring has broken off from the rear of the pop-up flash assembly. it is broken.
You will need a replacement pop-up flash, a new camera or an external flash unit.

Nov 21, 2010 | Kodak EasyShare DX7590 Digital Camera

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My lence is jammed and can't get my camera to work


if u r ready to do yourself,open the camera discharge the flash capacitor,follow the prcautions iof the static electricity,take out the lens unit disassemble the lens unit,replace the deformed/broken parts and assemble the lens unit fix to run the camera.

Apr 16, 2010 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120 Digital Camera

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The flash lamp doesn't pop up.


Mine did the same thing. The problem in mine after extensive disassembly was the plastic had broken inside the flash where the pop up spring attaches.

This was a pretty extensive repair with full disassembly in my case, not for most people.

A workaround is to take a small rubber band, loop it over the top of the camera from the eyepiece for the viewfinder to the lobe in front of the flash. When you need flash, release the flasy and unhook the elastic fromt he front lobe and let it go under the raised flash unit and it will keep it up. If you case lets you, you can leave it that way. Not pretty but functional.

Jan 28, 2010 | Fuji FinePix S700 Digital Camera

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Flash won't pop up


I have a couple of Fuji S700 cameras and one of them recently came down with the same issue. The flash would partly open but not pop up all the way. I decided to open the camera up and find out what was really wrong. It had been sticking before and the above suggestion about blowing it out helps, but this issue is where it unlatches, pops up part way but doesn't go all the way up and if it doesn't go all the way up the flash doesn't work.

The problem is there is a spring insite the flash hinge that pops the flash up once the electronic latch is opened by the auto exposure circuitry. One end of the spring goes into a hole on the part of the flash that pops up and this plastic part is simply too thin for the force on it and it breaks over time. Bad design.

I should say I first thought about a couple of workarounds. One was real easy if you are not too handy. Take a small rubber band and run it from around the eyepiece to around the "lobe" under the flash. When you weant to use the flash, depress the shutter half way to unlatch it, then move the elastic from the lobe to under the raised flash and it will hold it up. You can leave it up all the time if that works for you. It didn't fit my case with the flash up all the time so I decided to forge ahead... Buying a new case might have been a wiser choice :-)

By the way, its not easy to get into the flash area. I pretty much had to completely disassemble the camera, and I got in a fight with a very high voltage capacitor for the flash that holds its charge for a VERY long time after the batteries are out AND it holds enough charge to get you a few times so use a resistor to discharge it when you get into that are or else... be afraid, very afraid. Seriously. Before you disassemble read on...

If you had a very tiny right angle philips screwdriver you could probably do this repair without taking things apart. The key is there are two screws that hold the top cover of the flash area on. This is the area you need to get at to fix this spring. These screws that are only accessible when the flash is popped up and even then you can't see them as they are recessed. If you can get those screws out somehow then you can do this without a nightmare. If you take the whole thing apart then welcome to hell. I am just on my way back from hell. Hope mine works when I get it back together.

I chose to epoxy a small bent pin in to replace the broken plastic part. I used a long square wire wrap pin, bent it to the right shape and cut it to the right dimensions then glued it in place using epoxy. There is a fair amount of room for glue in there, but be careful not to get it into the area where the lower shaft has to slide back and forth as the flash pops up and down. I used 5 minute epoxy and first just used a tiny dab to hold it in place and I positioned it carefully and let that set. Then I did another glue job to add some strength. Position, then reinforce.

I will try to post some pictures in a followup.

Jan 14, 2010 | Fuji FinePix S700 Digital Camera

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My fuji finepix releases the flash when the shutter button is pressed but the flash does not pop up into place


Mine did the same thing. The problem in mine after extensive disassembly was the plastic had broken inside the flash where the pop up spring attaches.

This was a pretty extensive repair with full disassembly in my case, not for most people.

A workaround is to take a small rubber band, loop it over the top of the camera from the eyepiece for the viewfinder to the lobe in front of the flash. When you need flash, release the flasy and unhook the elastic fromt he front lobe and let it go under the raised flash unit and it will keep it up. If you case lets you, you can leave it that way. Not pretty but functional.

Jan 04, 2010 | Fuji FinePix S700 Digital Camera

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Flash will not pop up. Can you help?


If it releases but doesn't properly pop up then this may be the answer.

Mine did the same thing. The problem in mine after extensive disassembly was the plastic had broken inside the flash where the pop up spring attaches.

This was a pretty extensive repair with full disassembly in my case, not for most people.

A workaround is to take a small rubber band, loop it over the top of the camera from the eyepiece for the viewfinder to the lobe in front of the flash. When you need flash, release the flasy and unhook the elastic fromt he front lobe and let it go under the raised flash unit and it will keep it up. If you case lets you, you can leave it that way. Not pretty but functional.

Dec 16, 2009 | Fuji FinePix S700 Digital Camera

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Reinserting the wide-flash adapter in a SB-800 speedlight


The tab normanally breaks and you have to replace it .
There is six parts to replace... two springs , tabs , diffuser and also spring .

If you want me to fix the unit contact the address below .

Berrie Smith Camera Repair
BBMW@BELLSOUTH.NET

Jul 20, 2007 | Nikon Speedlight SB-800 TTL Flash

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How to disassemble case.


Pry the metal spring clip in the base of the hotshow toward the rear of the camera with a pocketknife, itll pop out and there will be 4 small screws under there, Ill put a buck on that bet. The hotshoe needs some good anchors to support some beefy flash units so it has screws to hold it down, metal hotshoe to metal chassis.

Jun 21, 2007 | Olympus Camedia C-8080 Wide Zoom Digital...

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