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My recent Camera repair experiences.

I charge more to fix a digital camera. They are more complex, delicate and time consuming so it is a $60 repair charge but again, if I can't repair it or it's impractical to consider repairing it because the replacement parts boost the cost of repair beyond getting another camera of the same type you get it back un-repaired with a $30 refund.

Vera Gutierrez lives here in Santa Rosa.
She called and described her problem... she had dropped her digital camera in water and it stopped working shortly after. Two weeks went by until I heard from her again, she was saving up the money needed for me to take a look at it.

By co-incidence, her Aunt had the same camera but in Silver while Vera's is Red. Her Aunt's had a mechanical problem with it's auto-fuocussing lens.

I examined Vera's Casio Exilim camera. Everything seemed to work but the LCD screen would not flouresce and show images or data so I held it in bright light to see if the data was being to the LCD. It was, you could make out text and images, the backlight wasn't working which meant the LCD voltage interter or the backlights themselves had failed.

I took it apart to determine if thee was anything obvious in the LCD backlight I might be able to fix. It had no broken wires so I couldn't correct it there and it no sign of corrosion.

The LCD for this camera comes as two pieces. The backlight panel and the upper transreflective panel.

The ribbon connectors for the LCD panels are actually epoxied down to a metal baseplate so removing to replace the backlight panel is impossible.

So I needed another approach what if took the working lens mechanism from Vera's camera and replaced the broken lens assembly on her Aunt's camera? I dismantled the lens and moved it to her Aunt's broken camera, which had everything working *but* the lens.

Put it all back together without the outercase and tested it. Worked perfectly, sio I continued and put it all back together again using Vera's Red camera case.

I told Vera what I had done and she said , "You have a gift for repairing things like this."

Here she is holding her now working camera.

I charge more to fix a digital camera. They are more complex, delicate and time consuming so it is a $60 repair charge but again, if I can't repair it or it's impractical to consider repairing it because the replacement parts boost the cost of repair beyond getting another camera of the same type you get it back un-repaired with a $30 refund.

Total cost to her to get a working camera back $60.






Fixed - Total cost..$60.









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    Frank Walburg
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    Santa Rosa, Ca 95403-3139




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