A Damaged USB Mini B Port Replaced On A Digital Camera
A camera sales person came to my shop and brought a digital camera for repair. One of the issues that this camera had was a damaged USB mini B port that needed a replacement.
That is an old but an amazing camera and it has a minor issue.
The main concern for me was to take apart the camera just to fix that damaged port.
I never took a part a complicated camera like this but when I checked on line for service manual I found one and it helped me to take it apart, fix the damage and put it back together..Here is the process.
Here is the camera model number; it is a discontinued product and that is why I was able to find and down load the service manual for it.
This camera has two sides to it and a lot of screws to take out but the nice thing about it, all the screws were the same size and that made things simpler.
That is the opposite side and that is what I was trying to reach.
More screws and more boards to take out.
I was getting closer but not yet
Finally I got to the board that is holding the damaged port, wrapped it with heat tape and with my heat station sit to 400 C and a little bit of flux I was able to take the damaged port out and replaced it with a new one.
The replacement was soldered on board, put everything back together and called the customer to come and pick up.
Yes, it is any easy job to replace the damaged port but taking this camera apart was time consuming especially with all the screws, flex cables everywhere but it was finally done and I was happy with the outcome.
This article was prepared for you by Waleed Rishmawi, one of our ‘Master Authors’ and currently working in the Bethlehem area of Palestine repairing electrical and electronic equipment.
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