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Fuji FinePix S3500 dropped - broken mode switch

I recently dropped my S3500 and broke the mode selector switch (which is now held in place on Auto with adhesive tape) If I undo the tape, the switch cap comes off and the switch itself wants to fall into the body of the camera. Also may have a focus issue. Is this repairable? I'm reasonably experienced with pulling electronics apart and reassembling them, is there any info out there on how to do this with Fuji S series cameras? Maybe I should just replace the old girl :-(

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There is a camera guy on e-bay his name is"darntoothysam" he repairs cameras and may have the parts. I had a sony V1 and got an LCD from him. Hes been doing it for a while and has alot of parts. Do a google search or try and contact him threw e-bay. I know he has a website but im not sure the address. I know hes REALLY reasonable though. If all else fails people buy broken cameras on e-bay you could get some of your money back for a replacement. I doubt fuji will have the parts unless its REALLY common. Might try and contact them first. I like fuji, one of my favorite camera brands next to cannon. You might wana search e-bay for a couple weeks see if you can get one like yours thats dead maybe salvage parts from it? could build one good one from 2 if its cheap enough.

Posted on Apr 13, 2006

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