Camera Repair

“My camera quit working. Now what? Everything was working fine, and it went dark. Is there anything I can do to check it, or do I need to send it somewhere for repair?”

We know cameras are subject to conditions that aren’t the best for long term survival. Throwing them into sewers and field handling conditions make even the toughest equipment fail eventually. We’ve taken an approach that make the cameras as close to a disposable item as we could for the price level we sell them. With that in mind, I’ve found some simple things I could do to see what I could repair myself.  I wouldn’t think of opening up a $25,000.00 camera without knowing anything about it, but I will attempt to open it up if it were a $2,500.00 camera. Knowing that sending a camera off for repair and losing revenue from your inability to continue with a job can mount up to way more than $2,500.00 in lost revenue, freight to and from, and repair costs. So, opening the camera up may be a less expensive option.

Opening up the camera is pretty simple with a few screws located on the case. I’ve repaired several that had a broken wire inside. If the wire is on a board that you can see the wire loose, a simple soldering of the wire may fix the problem. If the cord has a broken wire, replacing the cable connector is simple by ordering a replacement cord and changing it with all of the quick connects intact.

We’ve also found some camera cables to the camera head went bad and can be replaced for way less money that sending the camera in for repairing the cable.

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