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The Hamster Clinic (or the Repair Advice Thread)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 221 ✭✭TTWNF


    Make: Nikon

    Item: Lens

    Model: 85mm 1.8

    Fault: The lens is not focusing correctly....i use single point focusing with the auto-focus and it's focusing slightly to the left of where it should be focusing...... i dropped the lens and i have this problem since.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,432 ✭✭✭Steve_o


    Make: Fuji

    Model: Fujica AX-3

    Item: Shutter

    Problem: The shutter is damaged, will not open or close fully. Any help on where I can get this repaired would be hugely appreciated.

    Steve.


  • Registered Users Posts: 354 ✭✭MojoRisinnnn


    Got sorted sorry for post


  • Registered Users Posts: 322 ✭✭Daraflats


    Hi,

    I have a Canon 500D.

    Some times the camera will not turn on for a week or two at a time, and then other times it will work normally for a week or two.

    I have obviously checked the battery, and have also tried a different battery in the camera - same problems.

    Has this happened to anybody before? Or does anybody know what the potential causes could be?

    Thanks.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 688 ✭✭✭Aerohead


    Hi Folks I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 camera and in the past week a mark has appeared on the LCD screen where you view the pictures, it does not affect the taken pictures but just wondering if anyone has any idea what it is, I thought it may be dampness, is it possible to remove this mark. Thanks in advance I have attached a picture of the problem

    20141210_172800_zps7daf6ba7.jpg


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  • Registered Users Posts: 144 ✭✭candytog


    It's not something sticky on the outside of the LCD by any chance? I've never seen marks like that before. Generally if the LCD is damaged you will get a blotch of black with lines going straight up. Can't really tell with the pic.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 688 ✭✭✭Aerohead


    candytog wrote: »
    It's not something sticky on the outside of the LCD by any chance? I've never seen marks like that before. Generally if the LCD is damaged you will get a blotch of black with lines going straight up. Can't really tell with the pic.

    No the outside is perfect its on the inside and keeps changing shape if I clean the screen, to show the mark I took a picture of a white envelope as you wont see it so clear when there is a picture on the screen.

    20141210_172738_zps34f7f14f.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 144 ✭✭candytog


    Aerohead wrote: »
    No the outside is perfect its on the inside and keeps changing shape if I clean the screen, to show the mark I took a picture of a white envelope as you wont see it so clear when there is a picture on the screen.

    20141210_172738_zps34f7f14f.jpg

    It could be moisture formed between the layers of the LCD which would explain why it changes shape when you press it lightly.

    Maybe try getting one of those thirsty bags they use for water damaged phones to try and draw the moisture out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 451 ✭✭Mandzhalas


    Make: SIGMA

    Item: 150mm f/2.8 macro

    Fault: Dust and mould inside lenses

    Where can I get it cleaned and how much would it cost me?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2 Ivanob


    Sigma 17-70mm DC macro lens
    Fault: it fell, lots of little bits jiggling around inside
    Is it worth trying to get it fixed, or is it most likely dead for all time?

    Thanks!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5 Supes


    Does anyone know where I can get my 50mm fixed please?

    Tried contacting Hamster but never got a reply!


  • Registered Users Posts: 15 Dub404notFound


    Hi,
    Location: Dublin city
    Make: Nikon
    Item: DSLR Body
    Model: D5100

    Fault:
    90% black photos when lens is set to manual, no photo taken when set to auto. Video says lens error.
    Can see the top part of the photo, the rest is black.
    Tried a different lens, but same issue. Our lens works on another camera.

    When/how it happened:
    Son pushed off couch onto wood floor. Maybe a foot height fall.

    Any help appreciated
    thanks
    Paul


  • Registered Users Posts: 42 Caxton


    Make: Canon

    Item: Camera

    Model: G10

    Fault: Two screws have gone missing from bracket which attach the strap to left side of camera.

    Can anybody assist me with sourcing the two (tiny) screws which are responsible for retaining the bracket holding the camera strap to the left hand side of the camera?


  • Registered Users Posts: 99 ✭✭Stoned Hippy


    Make: Nikon

    Item: DSLR Body & Lens

    Model: D90 with 18-200 Nikkor lens

    Fault: Auto focus jams at certain focal lengths

    When/how it happened: Shortly after dropping my camera fairly lightly in sand the lens seems to get stuck a certain focal lengths. If it manually turn the focus ring several times it sometimes frees up, moves a bit and then gets stuck again at another different focal length. I presume that it has got some sand inside that is jamming it up? The camera and lens also need a good clean as they are filthy.

    Can you have a look for me? To compound my issue I am going abroad in two weeks and would really like to have my camera back by then!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,250 ✭✭✭pixbyjohn


    Caxton wrote: »
    Make: Canon

    Item: Camera

    Model: G10

    Fault: Two screws have gone missing from bracket which attach the strap to left side of camera.

    Can anybody assist me with sourcing the two (tiny) screws which are responsible for retaining the bracket holding the camera strap to the left hand side of the camera?



    Genuine Canon replacement screws for the Canon PowerShot G10 digital camera. This replacement screw fits the bottom of rear cover, lower left rear cover below strap base and retains the strap base.

    Only $5.20
    package of 3 screws



    Genuine Canon Replacement Parts
    http://www.uscamera.com/cd4-2984.htm


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,054 ✭✭✭Zipppy


    I have a Rollei Racy HD action cam that I picked up in Germany last year.
    Recent issue is it will work when charging only, once unplugged switches off and won't switch on..
    Is it fubar would you reckon?


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 48,575 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder


    could just be a shot battery. are they replacable?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3 msmill


    When I shoot a picture with my Canon EOS 300D, 2/3 of the picture (below horizontal line) is dark.
    Not all pixels are pitch-black (bit value 0) and the line between upper part of photo and lower dark part is 'feathered'.
    It looks on the picture as if something is covering the bottom part of the lens (but that is not the case).
    This problem occurs both with/without flash, and when the settings are in Basic/Creative zone
    I have reset the firmware and changed the date-battery and the ordinary battery is fully charged.
    Also tried this: url camerarepair.blogspot.ie/2009/05/simple-fix-for-stuck-shutter.html, ... but no joy.
    I only use the lens (EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens) that came with the camera, so this is the first time I have removed lens from body (= no dirt/damp inside)


    I would very much appreciate any opinions on:

    -what is the problem (stuck/sticky shutter?)
    -is it worth to pay for sending it to a Canon Authorised Professional Repair Facility
    (only one in Ireland is in Dublin: url: imagesupplysystems.com/)?
    - any ideas of cost of diagnosing/repair compared to simply by a new one?


    Thanks
    Anne


  • Registered Users Posts: 138 ✭✭Alltherage


    It does look like a shutter problem, when it shoots does the af mirror lift?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3 msmill


    Yes, it turns up and then down, but maybe it moves too slow or is delayed somehow.
    But I don't know if that is a mechanical or electronic problem (or both).
    /Anne


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19 TermoFix


    msmill wrote: »
    When I shoot a picture with my Canon EOS 300D, 2/3 of the picture (below horizontal line) is dark.
    Not all pixels are pitch-black (bit value 0) and the line between upper part of photo and lower dark part is 'feathered'.
    It looks on the picture as if something is covering the bottom part of the lens (but that is not the case).
    This problem occurs both with/without flash, and when the settings are in Basic/Creative zone
    I have reset the firmware and changed the date-battery and the ordinary battery is fully charged.
    Also tried this: url camerarepair.blogspot.ie/2009/05/simple-fix-for-stuck-shutter.html, ... but no joy.
    I only use the lens (EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens) that came with the camera, so this is the first time I have removed lens from body (= no dirt/damp inside)


    I would very much appreciate any opinions on:

    -what is the problem (stuck/sticky shutter?)
    -is it worth to pay for sending it to a Canon Authorised Professional Repair Facility
    (only one in Ireland is in Dublin: url: imagesupplysystems.com/)?
    - any ideas of cost of diagnosing/repair compared to simply by a new one?


    Thanks
    Anne

    The problem is in shutter blade curtain. I don't think it's worth to send it to Canon :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 19 TermoFix


    TTWNF wrote: »
    Make: Nikon

    Item: Lens

    Model: 85mm 1.8

    Fault: The lens is not focusing correctly....i use single point focusing with the auto-focus and it's focusing slightly to the left of where it should be focusing...... i dropped the lens and i have this problem since.

    I think when you dropped it some lenses inside moved and now they are not straight.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19 TermoFix


    Daraflats wrote: »
    Hi,

    I have a Canon 500D.

    Some times the camera will not turn on for a week or two at a time, and then other times it will work normally for a week or two.

    I have obviously checked the battery, and have also tried a different battery in the camera - same problems.

    Has this happened to anybody before? Or does anybody know what the potential causes could be?

    Thanks.

    May be water damage?


  • Registered Users Posts: 19 TermoFix


    Zipppy wrote: »
    I have a Rollei Racy HD action cam that I picked up in Germany last year.
    Recent issue is it will work when charging only, once unplugged switches off and won't switch on..
    Is it fubar would you reckon?

    Your battery need replacement


  • Registered Users Posts: 19 TermoFix


    DubPauly wrote: »
    Hi,
    Location: Dublin city
    Make: Nikon
    Item: DSLR Body
    Model: D5100

    Fault:
    90% black photos when lens is set to manual, no photo taken when set to auto. Video says lens error.
    Can see the top part of the photo, the rest is black.
    Tried a different lens, but same issue. Our lens works on another camera.

    When/how it happened:
    Son pushed off couch onto wood floor. Maybe a foot height fall.

    Any help appreciated
    thanks
    Paul

    I think it's shooter/curtain problem.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,067 ✭✭✭skibum


    Location: Bray / Shankill.

    Make: Canon

    Item: Compact Camera

    Model: IXUS 115 HS

    Fault: Telescopic lens damaged, will not retract into body

    When/how it happened: Daughter dropped it

    Where can I take this to get an estimate for cost of repair?
    Would I be better in buying her another camera?
    Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 3 msmill


    Thanks for replys and opinions, I will be looking to buy a new camera instead :-)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,792 ✭✭✭zerohamster


    Sorry for my absense posting here, didn't get notification or posts and hadn't checked over the Christmas period.
    Thanks to all who could help others posting also!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,792 ✭✭✭zerohamster


    skibum wrote: »
    Location: Bray / Shankill.

    Make: Canon

    Item: Compact Camera

    Model: IXUS 115 HS

    Fault: Telescopic lens damaged, will not retract into body

    When/how it happened: Daughter dropped it

    Where can I take this to get an estimate for cost of repair?
    Would I be better in buying her another camera?
    Thanks

    Unfortunately it probably has broken gears, fpcs or barrels which would mean it would need a new lens assembly. On this model it is unfortunately cheaper to buy a second hand model as although you could source the parts cheaply off ebay they would not be up to spec and to source from Canon would cost about the same as a second hand model of the same type for parts alone.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 65 ✭✭MrTime


    Hi Guys

    Nikon . Lens , Nkkor AF 80 - 200

    plastic mounting flange damaged

    camera bag fell, minimal imppact !

    lesson not to leave lens mounted

    would repair be cost effective
    is there any drop in option in dublin area

    Bill


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