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I want to replace the lens on my Olympus FE-300 digital camera. I need instructions on how to take this particular camera apart.

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If you attempt disassembling the lens without a solid camera repair experience., you risk to damage the camera.\015\012
\015\012Before you attempt disassembly, follow suggestions given from one of Fixya top camera experts in his blog, click here.\015\012
\015\012If all the tricks do not work, and you are determined in disassembling, you can help yourself checking disassembly procedure on other cameras (your Olympus is not available). Check here and here.
\015\012Thanks for using FixYa. Sticky lens barrier is a quite common problem. It would\015\012be caused by split milk or juice, or dirt. When you turn on the camera, the\015\012lens barrier won’t open fully. It’s different from a lens error. In this case\015\012you can operate the camera just like normal, but you might get only half\015\012picture with black shadow, sometimes maybe almost total black because the\015\012barrier won’t open.

\015\012To fix this problem we need to prepare something:
\015\012A tweezers with serrated points, a 1.5 mm flat screwdriver, some wooden Q-tips,\015\012isopropyl alcohol, Super Duster (compressed air), double-sided tape, scissors, and\015\012knife.
\015\012Let’s make a special tool first. Cut a tapered piece of wooden Q-tips as shown\015\012on T1

\015\012Step 1-Turn on the camera, let the lens extend out then open the battery\015\012lid, take out the batteries. Let the lens on extend position. Hold the lens\015\012body, insert the wooden tool we just made into the gap and turn it slowly to\015\012separate the ring.
\015\012Now you got the ring off.
\015\012Step 2-Insert the batteries and turn on then off the camera to\015\012retract the lens. Then remove the batteries. Insert the flat screwdriver into\015\012the slot(1) about 3-4 mm depth, gently pry on (2) direction a little bit, use tweezers\015\012to give a little help on (3) and lift the barrier cover up(Figure 5 will give\015\012you the idea). Same on the other side to take cover out.
\015\012Step 3-Now take out the barrier plates. Use the screwdriver press the\015\012spring post to prevent the spring jumps out when removing the small plates.
\015\012Step 4- Clean the barrier cover and plates with Q-tips and alcohol.
\015\012Step 5-Remove two springs; clean the lens body with Super Duster. Clean\015\012the plate posts with alcohol if you got juice on them.
\015\012Step 6- Now put the springs back. Put the screwdriver on the post (1) of\015\012spring to prevent the spring from jumping away. Move the spring into the right place\015\012(2) carefully. Two springs are in place.
\015\012Step 7-Put back the big plates. Put back the small plates. Press and\015\012hold the small plate slightly, move the spring to the place shown on red. Now\015\012we got all the plates in place.
\015\012Step 8-Put on the barrier cover and press it down gently. You can feel a\015\012click when it gets in. Now you can put the batteries in and test. If nothing\015\012goes wrong, you should see the barrier open and close perfectly.
\015\012Step 9-Clean the lens ring.
\015\012Step 10-Turn on the camera and remove the batteries, let the lens out\015\012again. Cut four small pieces of double-sided tape and tape them on the barrier\015\012cover. Check carefully; don’t let the tape touch any plates.
\015\012Step 11- Here is the final step. Put on the ring to match up the\015\012index, hold the lens body, and press the ring carefully to make the ring taped\015\012on the barrier cover properly.

\015\012Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for\015\012further assistance.


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