Question about Fuji FinePix S3000 Digital Camera
I have acquired a fuji s3000. I am a 30 year+ digital electronics technician interested in repairing digital cameras as a business. I have successfully done that a few times. I wrote Fuji for parts lists and service manuals and they gave me some bogus run a round like the voltage in the camera might kill me. I've been around mfrs and service situations long enough to know that as a 3rd party service company it is illegal for a manufacture not to provide parts to me or an end user. Being new to this business, my question is how do you obtain parts, service manuals and run a service business if the manufactures try to snowball you like this?
I usually get my spare parts from broken cameras on ebay (if I can get a good deal that is). Buying individual parts online can be more expensive than the camera's worth.
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Posted on Nov 24, 2007
Yeah, got the same problem with Pentax France. Asked for an LCD, was told I am not allowed to buy it without sending the camera to their Service dept.... cost to replace would be more than I paid for the camera new 11 months ago...
Anyone know where I can get the 2.5" LCD for a Pentax Optio E10?
Posted on Nov 05, 2007
Well I have been having the same thoughts. Without I must say any real attempt to locate parts sources as yet My 'thinks go like this' tell me if you agree/disagree 1. All small electrical/electronics from kettles and toasters up - mare made in such volume with so many parts/style changes that there is no meaningful infrastructure for parts - think about it, there simply would be warehouses full of redundant parts all over if there were.. So these item are made like a Timex watch- totally integrated- when broke - bin it. And I guess this is true too to digicams - I like you have taken a few duds apart, and there is not much to 'mend'- So you get full time repair shops turning stuff down or giving silly prices simply because the hour rate to dismantle an item only to find no parts replace is a no-no. Now it occurred to me to advertise for busted cameras on the lines of 'Don't trash it - post it to me. Just the price of a stamp whatever, and if it be fixed- contact the sender and say its fixed- how much will you pay me to If they are interested they will send you a fair prince plus shipping. Those you cant fix -well now know have an ever growing box of those hard to come by parts many of which will be I am sure, if not 'common' are near enough to do a job. Also the fixed ones that are not going back--- a nice little side line. Good for you and me we are the opposite sides of the pond Huh!
Posted on May 16, 2007
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