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Power problem I was charging camera using 4.5 DC volt socket on Camera, next I switch on camera so Lens head came out, accidentally power pin came off from camera and lens will not go back. Now nothing happening to camera when power cord connected or with battery, camera will not switch on at all including power lite does not come on with power cord connected. Look like it may have blown fuse in camera or something else serious. Any solution which I can try? I'm a very handy man with good tools. ken

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  • samscat Jul 17, 2008

    The battery went dead and the lens stayed out. I charged the battery and now I get no response from the camera. I have had the camera for about 7 weeks. I thought maybe I needed to charge it with the wall charger also (don't know why I would) .

    Do I need to send it to the manufacturer?





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I sounds like coincidently something in the camera failed. I doubt very much that simply pulling the power from the camera would cause damage.

In anycase, if you were to open the camera, you would see that all the circuit boards are high density multi-layered boards. Some of these boards are flexable boards that are built up on a strip of mylar with embeded components. These are not able to be serviced. The camera is normaly serviced by circuit board and mechanical parts changing.

Speaking about a fuse, if you ever saw a surface mount fuse, some of these are about 0.8 mm to 1.5 mm long by about 0.6 to about 1 mm wide. There are no lead wires on these parts. They are directly surface soldered to the board. There could be hundreds or maybe thousands of parts on these boards that are in this size range. Many of these boards are in multy layers with parts like this on both sides. Some of the IC's and devices have surface lead contacts that are spaced 1/50 to 1/100 inch apart depending on the device specs.

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