Having problems with your Samsung Digimax V800 Digital Camera ?

Samsung digimax camera v800 was dropped and the barrel of the lens will not move either in or out. Can I take the camera apart and fix it...?


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You can take it apart, but the lens is composed of really small gears and would be difficult (at the least) to repair, since a gear or two is most likely stripped, and will need replacement. The other downside to working on the lens assembly, is that the entire camera has to be disassembled from the back. Your best chance at fixing it yourself would be to buy an "as is" same model on ebay with a good lens assembly, and replacing the whole lens assembly, which will still be tricky. Make sure you discharge the flash capacitor (the barrel looking component near the xenon tube) by shorting it's 2 leads, otherwise you could get a jolt, making you drop the camera. You can tape the leads, but shorting them is better. Do it 2 or 3 times, to fully discharge the cap.
\015\012There is a chance that the lens gears could just be jammed, and you can try to pull on it while turning it on.
\015\012Try pulling and twisting as it's turned on, and you might get lucky.
\015\012Wish I had better news, but good luck, and hope this helps.
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