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A brownish liquid inside my s40

Last day..

i oppened my s40...cause im so fasturated by the lens stuck..
i got to opened the back cover.. but not the front cover...
i see a drop of brownish liquid inside my camera.. its like a batery fluid..
anywonder how..
and i cant fix the lens too...

thx

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  • cimbuak Feb 21, 2008

    but the camera funtional well.. but cant opened the lens...

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This sounds like you have a popped compasitor a compasitor has brown liquid in it that is a form of oil that makes the compasitor work if the get overloaded for some reason they pop. Beleave me that sucks. It can be fixed but it sound like it might cost more that the camera is worth. Up to you. Sorry for the bad news. :(

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

  • Mike Johnson
    Mike Johnson Feb 21, 2008

    if the camera is still working then it is not the compasitor the liquid is most likely not your problem. as far as the lens you can get it fixed or you can get a as is camera off ebay for a decient price that has something other wrong with it and take the lens out of it .

    but i do advise having it repaired by a expert but if you chose to do it on your own try and find a service manual first it will give you the disasimbly instructions.

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