Having problems with your HP Photosmart M517 Digital Camera ?

My M517 lens are off the track, i have gotten the camera down to the lens, moved the camera lens to max. extension, but i need schematics to put it back on the track, and to replace two springs, a gear, and then put everything back together.


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The lenses in these little digital cameras are very delicate, and are complicated to fix and adjust when it is re-assembled.
I have not had much success fixing any lens by taking it apart.
What happens if the camera is taken apart to take the lens out and fix is that the lens then may be out of alignment, as it was set at the factory. Some complicated programs are needed on a computer to adjust and align the lens.
That is why when I fix digital cameras, I usually just replace parts such as the LCD, and leave the lens alone.
Another problem is that dust or other debris can enter the lens area on the ccd and cause spots to appear in the picture. That is why those who repair the lenses work in a special area which is dust and dirt free. All air in all homes has dust floating around and will cause problems in the ccd area.
When you consider that this extremely small area which is many times, less than 1/2 inch square contains millions of pixels, the chances of dust contamination is very high.
And... many times the internal parts are either broken or damaged and that makes it impossible to ever to get the lens to work right again.

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