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Pentax PZ1 The mirror and shutter are locked on my PZ1 film camera, I am told that it would cost more to repair than it is worth so I would like to try myself. Another expert thinks that the internal gears may be jammed or seized so I would like to know how to get at the gears. Do I remove the bottom plate and work inwards from there or the top plate?

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SOURCE: Pentax Optio A10 lcd replacement

Re PENTAX OPTIO A10 LCD Replacement

 

I wish Mike Brunner would advise us where we can get a replacement LCD for $40, was it from a used camera?. A new one  from PENTAX   Part Number 76650-0500 Tel 1 800 877 0155  Is just under $60 plus $8 shipping in the USA but is currently out of stock. There is also a San Diego company with limited stock (5) that wants about $70.  

 

 Removal of the LCD is relatively straight forward.  First remove the battery and the card. Then unscrew some very minute philips screws and carfully remove the back cover. Separate the two halves of the cover with a thumbnail to unhook a snap connection after the screws have been removed.

 

It's best not to remove the front cover so as to avoid damage or contamination of unrelated areas.

 

To remove the LCD look for the retaining snaps and gently pry the left side ( camera facing forward and upright) back and lift the

left side of LCD up and unhook the right side.

 

The LCD will now still be attached by the multi wire strap and a minute two wire connector. Using tweezers on the plug and not the wires gently disconnect the two wire connector. The multi wire strap with about 25 miniscule gold connectors is held down on the mating contacts with a clear sticky tape. I was able to pull mine loose before I saw the sticky tape.

 

To reinstall the replacement LCD a very good magnification of the 25 or so contacts may be required to correctly line up all the mating contacts on the back of the camera as there is no apparent mechanical means to correctly align this.

There is no soldering required or practical at his connection.

 

Use some clear sticky tape to hold it in position.After reconnecting the 2 wire plug the right way up and when the LCD is folded over back into position and snapped down into to the retension snaps,this should also apply gentle presure to the 25 pin connector. Adding a very thin layer of non conductive material over the 25 pin connector before snapping the LCD back might be helpfull in the longterm retension but too much compression will may fail the new LCD. ( Well that is what I'm going to do when I get my LCD) ( I may also put the battery and card back in and switch it on before replacing the rear cover taking care not to get an electrical shock through some accidental discharge, so don't do as I say unless you know what you are doing)

 

 Re assembling the rest should be straight forward. Then test the result. 

 

 Note: The camera buff who encouraged me to do my own repair has added an extra layer of clear plastic over the exterior cover of the LCD to better protect it. It is also advisable to have a hard case or reinforce a small soft case with a used credit card to protect the LCD, so as not to have to repeat this again.  

 

Good Luck. From Santa Cruzer   

Posted on Oct 16, 2007

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SOURCE: Stuck shutter D100 Nikon

The R06 is the buffer indication, not part of the error. It would appear more work is required. Other components may have failed, or the shutter itself may be bad.

I'm afraid this one is not a DIY. Nikon is pricey on repairs, you may fair better checking the repair service search here on Fixya.

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my camra lens wont open what do i do emial me at crlsprkr@yahoo.com

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SOURCE: Nikon Coolpix L16

i recently bought my cool pix l16 camera and when i took a pic my flash lamp kept blinking red and when i pressed the flash button my camera wouldnt flash

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SOURCE: will not power on, lens stuck, poor warranty

Solution of lens struck :
There is a very very easy way to fix this problem..

This can happen if...
1.) If the battery dies when the camera lens is open (and you close it manually, or sometimes, even if you dont.)
2.) If you used a AC adapter with too much voltage or not enough. (this can happen even if you used the correct voltage, refrain from using AC adapters at all)
... all together its ethier a voltage or camera lens problem...

TIPS:
1.)NEVER PUSH THE LENS IN AFTER CAMERA DIES, BUY A NEW BATTERY IMMEDIATLY AND TURN IT BACK ON, CLOSING THE LENS!

2.)NEVER USE AN AC ADAPTER, USE A RECHARGEABLE BATTERY OR A REGULAR BATTERY!

..to fix this...

Do as i say..

1.) Remove battery
2.) Remove front plate (screw driver may be needed)
3.) Check all gears, make sure they are correctly fitted in place)
4.) Move the gear manually to make the lens come out.
5.) keep it out, put the front plate back together.
6.) reinsert the battery, turn it on.


or...
1.) Remove the battery.
2.) Wait about 6-8 hours.
3.) Reinsert the battery.

or...
1.) Remove the battery.
2.) Try hooking it up through AC adapter, put correct voltage.
3.) Try turning it on.
4.) Remove AC adapter, reinsert battery.
5.) Turn it on.



Hopefully all this information helped,

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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