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Broken gear wheel in A550 lens

You mentioned an e-bay seller of these wheels.
Do you have a link please?

Thank you in advance.

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  • henrik04 Apr 07, 2008

    Thank you for answering. I bought two A550 for my daughters and they now both have the same problem. Really annoying.
    Must be a very common problem as this last tooth in the reduction gear chain is far too fragile to sustain anything.

  • henrik04 Apr 07, 2008

    Thank you for answering. I bought two Canon A550 cameras for my daughters last Christmas. They now both exhibit the same "Lens error" problem. And both cameras have the same broken wheel.

    Following your very good detailed A550 lens opening method, the last gear wheel in the chain reduction is damaged. Looking at the reduction ratio this last gear should have been made of a much stronger material.



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I ordered the gears, but unfortunately, they didn't fit. Sorry, I should have posted an update. I'll see if I have any spare from the cameras that I've repaired. I do know that I have spares for a530/a540, but not sure about a550/a560 cameras.


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