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Matt Silberstein
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      03-22-2005, 09:48 PM
I have a personal disaster. My digital camera broke. I have the Sony
F707 and I snagged the cord holding the lens cap. This seems to have
snapped the screws holding the focusing ring on. Perhaps luckily this
is in front of all of the optical and electronic stuff. My local
camera store says they will charge $50 to take a look at it. I can
also run it down to Adorama.

Then there is this guy on Ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWA:IT

Supposedly he charges just the $45 to fix the camera, plus parts. And
he will give me a parts quote before we do anything. He has some
positive feedback, but I am *quite* leery of sending my camera out of
the country. *And* more so because his email is a .ru. Has anyone
heard of doing something like that?

Then there are two other options. One is I can try to glue the thing
back together. They are small pins, so I am not likely going to get
enough surface. But, as I said, this is in front of all of the
delicate stuff. Finally, I have considered trying to find a broken
F707 with the parts in question working. (This should be visible to
the naked eye.) Then I can dismantle the broken one and try to bring
the parts over to my camera. I am pretty good with fixing things, but
am I asking for a second disaster?

Any thoughts? Commiseration at least?


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Will you hold me tight?
Can you colorize my life I'm so sick of black and white?
Can you make it all a little less old?

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      03-25-2005, 07:56 AM
Matt Silberstein <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Then there are two other options. One is I can try to glue the thing
>back together. They are small pins, so I am not likely going to get
>enough surface. But, as I said, this is in front of all of the
>delicate stuff. Finally, I have considered trying to find a broken
>F707 with the parts in question working. (This should be visible to
>the naked eye.) Then I can dismantle the broken one and try to bring
>the parts over to my camera. I am pretty good with fixing things, but
>am I asking for a second disaster?
>
>Any thoughts? Commiseration at least?


I feel your pain on item #2.

Shopping for a dead one on ebay might be a plan or selling it likewise
with a reserve. If someone has a P32 with working flash and a damaged
lens, I'd be interested.

I'm supprized there isn't a deadcamera.com out there. No. Just
checked. Good opportunity for someone with business sense and coding
skills.

Wes




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      03-25-2005, 01:11 PM
On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 02:56:51 -0500, in rec.photo.digital ,
(E-Mail Removed) in <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Matt Silberstein <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>>Then there are two other options. One is I can try to glue the thing
>>back together. They are small pins, so I am not likely going to get
>>enough surface. But, as I said, this is in front of all of the
>>delicate stuff. Finally, I have considered trying to find a broken
>>F707 with the parts in question working. (This should be visible to
>>the naked eye.) Then I can dismantle the broken one and try to bring
>>the parts over to my camera. I am pretty good with fixing things, but
>>am I asking for a second disaster?
>>
>>Any thoughts? Commiseration at least?

>
>I feel your pain on item #2.


Thank you. I was trying to figure out if this group was full of cold
hearted people or if it was me. (Perhaps I am just a bit depressed
from the disaster. I am sure that not everyone in the world hates me.)

>Shopping for a dead one on ebay might be a plan or selling it likewise
>with a reserve. If someone has a P32 with working flash and a damaged
>lens, I'd be interested.
>
>I'm supprized there isn't a deadcamera.com out there. No. Just
>checked. Good opportunity for someone with business sense and coding
>skills.


An interesting idea I suppose.


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All in all, if I could be any animal, I would want to be
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end of your life you will taste good with an orange sauce
or, in the case of a goose, a chestnut stuffing.
 
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Dimitrios Tzortzakakis
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      04-02-2005, 12:11 PM
I dropped my Nikon FM-2 off a chair ages ago (~1993) with the result the
film transport was broken, and the frame was distorted.Took it to
professional repair (autorized Nikon in Athens) and they sent it to me, in
Kozani where I was studying, the fee to be paid at receive.I hope you don't
have to take your camera to New York or whatever, but IMHO should be
professionaly looked at and repaired;from what I've read digital cameras are
impossible to be repaired even from someone that has a major in electronic
engineering.

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> "Matt Silberstein" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> message news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >I have a personal disaster. My digital camera broke. I have the Sony
> > F707 and I snagged the cord holding the lens cap. This seems to have
> > snapped the screws holding the focusing ring on. Perhaps luckily this
> > is in front of all of the optical and electronic stuff. My local
> > camera store says they will charge $50 to take a look at it. I can
> > also run it down to Adorama.
> >
> > Then there is this guy on Ebay:
> >

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...1712&ssPageNam
e=STRK:MEWA:IT
> >
> > Supposedly he charges just the $45 to fix the camera, plus parts. And
> > he will give me a parts quote before we do anything. He has some
> > positive feedback, but I am *quite* leery of sending my camera out of
> > the country. *And* more so because his email is a .ru. Has anyone
> > heard of doing something like that?
> >
> > Then there are two other options. One is I can try to glue the thing
> > back together. They are small pins, so I am not likely going to get
> > enough surface. But, as I said, this is in front of all of the
> > delicate stuff. Finally, I have considered trying to find a broken
> > F707 with the parts in question working. (This should be visible to
> > the naked eye.) Then I can dismantle the broken one and try to bring
> > the parts over to my camera. I am pretty good with fixing things, but
> > am I asking for a second disaster?
> >
> > Any thoughts? Commiseration at least?
> >
> >
> > --
> > Matt Silberstein
> >
> > Will you hold me sacred?
> > Will you hold me tight?
> > Can you colorize my life I'm so sick of black and white?
> > Can you make it all a little less old?
> >
> > _I would do anything for love_ by Jim Steinman

>
>



 
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      04-02-2005, 01:17 PM
On 2 Apr 2005 00:42:01 -0800, in rec.photo.digital , (E-Mail Removed) in
<(E-Mail Removed) .com> wrote:

>I would take it to your local camera store or Adorama. If the camera
>store charges $50 to "look at it", ask them if this fee is credited to
>the repair cost if you give them a go ahead on the repair.
>
>The E-Bay guys is in Canada, so postage and insurance (and time) both
>ways would also need to be factored in.


Turns out "everyone" (meaning my local store and Adorama send the
camera to the same place, Photo Tech (www.phototech.com) which, in
turn, is one of the premier places in the country to repair cameras.
They are working on it, "only" 3-6 weeks. It has been 5 days so far,
so I figure it is not too soon to pester them. ;-)


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All in all, if I could be any animal, I would want to be
a duck or a goose. They can fly, walk, and swim. Plus,
there there is a certain satisfaction knowing that at the
end of your life you will taste good with an orange sauce
or, in the case of a goose, a chestnut stuffing.
 
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      04-02-2005, 01:18 PM
On Sat, 2 Apr 2005 15:11:13 +0300, in rec.photo.digital , "Dimitrios
Tzortzakakis" <(E-Mail Removed)> in <d2m2c6$rfm$(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:

>I dropped my Nikon FM-2 off a chair ages ago (~1993) with the result the
>film transport was broken, and the frame was distorted.Took it to
>professional repair (autorized Nikon in Athens) and they sent it to me, in
>Kozani where I was studying, the fee to be paid at receive.I hope you don't
>have to take your camera to New York or whatever, but IMHO should be
>professionaly looked at and repaired;from what I've read digital cameras are
>impossible to be repaired even from someone that has a major in electronic
>engineering.


For me taking it to New York is an advantage. Second best would be
back to Costa Rica. ;-)


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All in all, if I could be any animal, I would want to be
a duck or a goose. They can fly, walk, and swim. Plus,
there there is a certain satisfaction knowing that at the
end of your life you will taste good with an orange sauce
or, in the case of a goose, a chestnut stuffing.
 
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