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Old Apr 22, 2005, 1:53 PM   #1
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Hello, All,

Recently, my brand new (<1 month) Casio Exilim P600 was dropped and now the zoom lense is stuck and the camera will not work. Casio Service wants almost as much as the camera is worth, flat fee!

Screw that! I have a phd in Engineering, I'd rather give it a go myself. I was hoping some of you knowledgeable folk could give me some pointers.

Is there anywhere on the web where there is information on how the zoom lense fits together?

Where can I get schematics for the camera? Can I buy a replacement zoom lense?

or maybe more importantly should I be trying to do this myself???

Any info will be appreciated!

thanks,

Ari
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Old Apr 22, 2005, 3:13 PM   #2
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My advise is leave camera repair to professionals! Just because you have an engineering degree doesn't mean you can repair your camera. Digital cameras look simple on the outside but there are a thousand parts on the inside just waiting to get loose! If those parts are put back in the wrong way or you miss a couple, chances are you have bought a new camera.

I assume the warranty has expired. Do you have an extended warranty? Do you have homeowners insurance? If so, your camera might be covered minus the deductable. That deductable is probably much less than the repair or replacement cost.

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Old Apr 22, 2005, 3:44 PM   #3
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Ari,

Go for it! :idea:

What have you got to lose?

A dead camera???

You already have one of those! :-)

There is a forum member that did successful surgery on his Olympus C2100uz.

Just get a SECOND dig cam and take pics as you disassemble so you can reassemble the dig cam.

Unless, a Casio rep happens to PM you here on this forum, chances are you may not find the schematics as they are probably proprietary!

Good luck
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Old Apr 23, 2005, 8:17 PM   #4
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Hello, All,

Recently, my brand new (<1 month) Casio Exilim P600 was dropped and now the zoom lense is stuck and the camera will not work. Casio Service wants almost as much as the camera is worth, flat fee!

Screw that! I have a phd in Engineering, I'd rather give it a go myself. I was hoping some of you knowledgeable folk could give me some pointers.

Is there anywhere on the web where there is information on how the zoom lense fits together?

Where can I get schematics for the camera? Can I buy a replacement zoom lense?

or maybe more importantly should I be trying to do this myself???

Any info will be appreciated!

thanks,

Ari
Try doing it yourself (But you'll need lots of luck).

I tried adding another lens into my old digicam last year to boost the zoom range from 3x to 5x optical and it ended up disasterous:?:?!

When turned on, it starts zooming to telephoto andunzooming to wide angle before able to take photos:?
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Old May 16, 2005, 11:37 AM   #5
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Hello, All,



Just to follow-up. I did not try to repair the camera myself. I opened it and it seemed like the only way to fix it was to force the zoom lense open. Seemed like I would do more damage that way.

Here is what I did do: I went to Tim Cason at *****************. He fixed it fast, He fixed it well and he fixed it cheap. I was very happy with it and thank this group for pointing me to him



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Old Aug 11, 2006, 11:48 AM   #6
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Hi, my Casio Z750 has something really strange wrong with it. I did not drop it. However the lens is partially extended and it wont move. When I press Power, the light flashes for just a second and then nothing. Can someone email me at [email protected] with contact info for Tim Cason so I can possibly get a quote for repair? Its no longer under warranty. Thanks in advance. Ken :?
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Old Nov 22, 2006, 4:46 PM   #7
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I just got my camera back from Master Tims Casio Repairs.
Not only he repaired ultra fast my camera, but the price was very cheap. Excellent comunication.
What else can I say, Tim is the Man. Thanks Tim.
My girlfriend drop my casio exilim ex600 and damaged the lens. After a few emails with Tim we settle the deal, I sent him the camera, he gave me details of the repair.
He sent me the camera back with trackin #.
I tested and evrething is working the way it should be and for a fraction that Casio charge. Only $158
Agan, Thanks Tim!
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Old Nov 29, 2006, 12:48 PM   #8
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I know your dilemma! I did not drop my Pentax Optio 6, but still the lens would not come out. I took it to a professional who sent it back to Pentax for $10 (I was still under warranty period) but because there was a tiny scratch on the case from long ago they claim it was dropped and they would not cover it under warranty. I paid $169 for the camera and they wanted $160 at the camera place to fix it so guess what I did? I tried to fix it myself but of course no luck, it still remains jammed. There is no way to really get this corrected and with cost of new digitals, you may just want to get a used one on ebay. Good luck!document.write('[img]/forums/images/emoticons/icon_lol.gif[/img]');[img]images/emoticons/icon_lol.gif[/img]
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A hearty "thank you" to Tim Cason for fixing the flash on my Casio Digital Camera (QV-3000 EX). He did a great job at a most reasonable price and I am glad to have found such a great resource for servicing Casio Products. Thank you Tim!





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Old Oct 23, 2008, 3:01 PM   #10
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Hello.. can someone send me the email for Tim the repairman everyone is talking about.? Pleassse.

my email is [email protected]


i dropped it, it takes good pictures at night but during the day or with too much light, the pictures come out almost white!!

will it be worth it? the camera was $180

thanks!
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