Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Samsung TL100 digital camera

My uncle handed me this camera to see if I could fix the lens that would not retract. I ran into this problem once during a trip to Germany. One of my (not sober) classmates dropped my friend's camera. The lens barrel got knocked out of alignment and was stuck. I took the camera apart and popped the lens back into place using a handle of vodka. The top of the vodka bottle fit perfectly inside the lens barrel :)

Unfortunately, the lens of my uncle's camera had bent pins and broken plastic pieces inside the barrel. It wasn't fixable, but I thought I'd share anyways.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have taken mine apart as well to try and fix it and a spring came popping out of the lense and i cant tell where it went. any help would be awesome. thanks MITCH

Khang said...

I'd send you the spare parts if I could. Unfortunately, this was a while ago and I threw them away :(

Anonymous said...

thanks anyways would you have any idea where the spring would go by chance...

Khang said...

If it came from inside the lens, my guess is that it's part of the focusing mechanism. Probably near the motor that pulls the element closest to the sensor in and out.

It could also be a part of the thing that opens and closes the front cover of the lens when you turn the camera on and off. But I'm not sure about cameras having springs for that all the time. Probably not.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! It looks like it goes with the focusing mechanism. I appreciate your help!