Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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Not much to report, just snowing…again! 




Years ago hubby, and I received a camera free through points we used off of his credit card (actually we paid for it in the long run).  This camera is still a nice camera and works wonderfully.  That is, until I took the camera out to take a picture of an eagle, and the release assembly broke off the camera, and rolled out of site in the state park we were visiting.  

I attempted to continue to use the camera by sticking a finger and pen tip in the release assembly; to no avail.  The camera did not work.  

Instead of buying a brand new camera, I did some research on the internet and learned this happens often with this particular camera.  So often, I found a site called Camera Hacker, a forum with several posts by Glenn Gorman explaining in detail how to remove the old parts, and where to order the new part, along with how to install the new part.
I bookmarked this site so when the part arrives, I will have the instructions handy to complete the replacement.  

It pays to do research on the computer and saves you money.



19 comments:

  1. That's great that you found a solution. I had an old Lumix that a cat knocked over, the repair, after long bouts of tearful research, would have costed over $175. My bf got me a great replacement this year as a b-day gift, a Canon that we waited on for rebates and discounts. I know the value of a good camera, I hope you get yours fixed soon!

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    1. Hey Rain,
      I thought I was going to have to buy another when I found this solution :-)
      Thank you!!!! With the price of $175.00 you may have been better off buying a new camera.

      You have a great friend!!!

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  2. Sandy, We are definitely spoiled by the instant look up button on our computers via internet. I have a very small camera shop near my office that has helped me w/repairs over the years. Mom & Pop type operation, very helpful with not only repairs but picture taking as well. They are very nice & are glad to share any tips you ask them about.

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    1. DFW,

      I love having Mom and Pop operation locally (for any type business). The problem in my area, there's no Mom and Pop shop here with reasonable prices on fixing my camera.

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  3. Nice!! I dread the time when my camera breaks. I hope I can find an economical fix like you did.

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    1. PP,

      Thanks!!! It does pay to do your research on the internet :-)

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  4. That's so awesome. The first place I go is to the internet when I need to figure out how to fix something. It's a blessing and a curse, ha. And side note, don't you love things that offer points that you can exchange for stuff later....? Cool!

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    1. 1st Man,

      Thank you! You can say that again.....the internet can be a blessing, and a curse :PPP

      I do love things that offer points where we can exchange the points for merchandise however, in the end you're paying for the merchandise.

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  5. Nice camera.

    I sometimes think "they" don't want us to know where to get spare parts for anything!

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    1. Gail,

      I love this camera, not just because it was free but because my pictures come out beautifully using it.

      Through researching the internet, I was able to find help, instructions, and the part needed. I'm so happy I don't have to buy another camera.

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  6. Hubby and I occasionally (?) wonder if computers ARE really saving us time, but when you can do the kind of research you just did on your camera it makes it all seem like a very good thing. These days we all can find good information on nearly anything while sitting at home at our desks! Amazing, isn't it?

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    1. Mama Pea,

      Years ago, I would go to the library to do research of things. Now I rely on the computer, and haven't been to the library in ages......what a shame.

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  7. Sweet Sandy (aka Trouble-Making Angel!) - i am so glad that you will be able to fix your camera once you get the parts. isn't it amazing how easy it is to find information on the internet? people say it is an evil machine because you can look at porn and then some sites have human trafficking and drug dealing on them...but if you use it for research on anything (fixing something, recipes, new ideas, etc.) then it is a godsend! i can't wait for your update on fixing your camera!

    much love to all of you always! your friend,
    kymber (a**-kicking Angel)

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    1. Sweet Kymber,
      I'm a brat angel.....never a trouble-making angel, lol......
      I'm glad to be able to fix this camera because otherwise it would be a while before buying another........that is..... until I find the perfect money growing seeds to plant in my garden.

      It's how a person uses the computer that makes it a godsend. They're some people who would rather use a computer for criminal activity.......that's not any of our friends. We use it to learn, and document our gardening and homestead activity.

      Girl, I can't wait to have a working camera. As soon as the part comes in we will document the repair.

      Sending hugs and love to my a$$ kicking angel friend, and Jambaloney
      Sandy (Brat - Angel)

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  8. I am still scratching my head about me being the diplomatic angel...I guess when all diplomacy fails, I shoot. Lol

    Good deal getting the camera fixed we live in such a disposable society that most people would trash it and buy a new camera. If something happened to.mine, I would die from a mortal stroke. I always have it with me...

    Hugs to you guys!

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    1. JUGM,

      Bulldog Man and I try to fix items we have because money doesn't really grow on trees. I absolutely hate that items being sold today are made poorly, and we live in such a disposable society. If you think about it though, most younger people wouldn't know how to fix electronics anyway.

      Shoot baby.....shoot!!!!! Bahahahahahaha!!!!

      Hugs to you and yours!!!

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  10. It is wonderful what information is on the Internet if we but look. Hope you guys can fix it.

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    1. Michaele,

      It is amazing what you can find on the internet, just about everything.
      I'm hoping we can fix it when the part comes in.

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