Disassembling a Lumix Camera

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Sqwertz, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Sqwertz

    Sqwertz Guest

    I have a Panasonic Lumix FP2 camera. The FP's are the models with
    non-extending/non-protruding folded optic lens assemblies. I left it
    in a really humid environment and a small spot of condensation formed
    on the inside on the lens, then dried. So now I have a tiny spot
    there that creates a small blur in pictures taken in bright light.

    What are the chances that I would be able to disassemble this just
    enough to be able to swipe that spot? And most importantly, get it
    back together again in working order.

    I'm pretty sure the spot is just on the inside of the outermost cover
    that is hopefully part of the case rather than inside the lens
    assembly. But I can't tell if it's all sealed together.

    -sw
     
    Sqwertz, Jan 13, 2013
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    Irwell Guest

    On Sun, 13 Jan 2013 21:36:25 -0800, isw wrote:

    > In article <>,
    > Sqwertz <> wrote:
    >
    >> I have a Panasonic Lumix FP2 camera. The FP's are the models with
    >> non-extending/non-protruding folded optic lens assemblies. I left it
    >> in a really humid environment and a small spot of condensation formed
    >> on the inside on the lens, then dried. So now I have a tiny spot
    >> there that creates a small blur in pictures taken in bright light.
    >>
    >> What are the chances that I would be able to disassemble this just
    >> enough to be able to swipe that spot? And most importantly, get it
    >> back together again in working order.
    >>
    >> I'm pretty sure the spot is just on the inside of the outermost cover
    >> that is hopefully part of the case rather than inside the lens
    >> assembly. But I can't tell if it's all sealed together.

    >
    > I'm not familiar with that one, but my experience with other Lumix
    > models -- FZ-2, 3, & 5, FH-22 -- is that they are excellently
    > constructed (no flying wires that must be unsoldered), and easy to get
    > into. Well, the lenses were not all that easy, but I did manage to get
    > several apart, repaired, and reassembled. The ones I ripped into were
    > zoom models, and the lenses in those are diabolical 3D puzzles.
    >
    > I also tried to fix a friend's HP, and it was an amazing POS; impossible
    > to take apart without a tiny soldering pencil and a notepad.
    >
    > Isaac


    Try a youtube search for some ideas on teardowns of digital cameras.
     
    Irwell, Jan 14, 2013
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