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Trying to fix a loose sub-mirror

Trying to fix a loose sub-mirror, originally uploaded by molbl0g.

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OK, I consider myself reasonably handy, but pulling apart a DSLR like that is way more badass than I'll ever be. Especially over the sink.

Make sure the flash capacitor is discharged! Learned that one the hard way once, on a point-and-shoot that had been dead for a year.

Oh, no, I'm just letting the epoxy dry over the sink. The carefully laid out array of teeny screws -- was ever a project that doesn't involve power tools LESS kid-friendly? -- is over laid out on the kitchen table.

All the electronics seem to work and the submirror now functions properly, so autofocus even focuses. I'm downloading pictures now to see if it actually focuses RIGHT. :)

Anyway, I don't know that I'm badass. I just love doing new stuff, and I don't have that filter that requires me to know how to do it first. I've taken cameras apart before, but never a DSLR. It's fiddlier.

I'm the same way, but a DSLR is well over my personal "easy to fuck up and expensive to fix if I do fuck it up" line. And yes, that cap is pretty scary-looking; the one that got me was less than half that size, and still made a nice blue arc when I shorted it out afterwards.

Even if you don't appreciate it, you are still full of fearless awsome.

What model is that? Is it something that you'd be devastated to lose, or is it a backup camera?

Does it make it better or worse that it's not even mine? It's redheadedmuse's camera, which happens to be my old 300D.

The repair I intended to make worked just fine! However, now it needs to be calibrated. THat's easy enough, though.

BTW, see that big black battery-sized tube sticking out in the direction the lens would point? That's the capacitor. And I did not fry the circuit board. Go me!

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