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Dec 19, 2012, 06:35 PM
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I've ordered a set that I think will fit, I'll update you on here if they do!
I order a set of 1.25mm 2 pins and when I got them the red wires was on the wrong side. Is there any where the red wire is on the right side? Jack
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Dec 19, 2012, 08:07 PM
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Looking for opinions. Original seller wants me to ship the camera back to him at my cost (USPS is saying $13-18 - WOW!). Once he receives it, he'll ship me a new one. Or I can pay $28 to have him ship me a new one that will be refunded when he receives mine.

If it's really just the lens, I can get a new B lens and case in the US for $13 or a D Lens for $17. Doesn't seem worth it to send it back to China and wait wait wait, but not sure how to tell if its really the lens ribbon cable and not something else, other than pressing on the lens makes things work.

Thoughts?
Dec 19, 2012, 09:13 PM
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Looking for opinions. Original seller wants me to ship the camera back to him at my cost (USPS is saying $13-18 - WOW!). Once he receives it, he'll ship me a new one. Or I can pay $28 to have him ship me a new one that will be refunded when he receives mine.

If it's really just the lens, I can get a new B lens and case in the US for $13 or a D Lens for $17. Doesn't seem worth it to send it back to China and wait wait wait, but not sure how to tell if its really the lens ribbon cable and not something else, other than pressing on the lens makes things work.

Thoughts?
Send it by ordinary First Class International Mail with no insurance, etc. It shouldn't be more than about $4 from the U.S.

The intermittent operation when pressing the lens is a sure giveaway where the problem is.

The re-purchase and credit back on the return has been used quite a few times to expedite the exchange.

FWIW, I secured my D lens module in place inside the case with silicone adhesive to prevent the flexing stress on the cable. Hot melt adhesive could also be used.
Last edited by Tom Frank; Dec 19, 2012 at 09:16 PM. Reason: added lens securement note
Dec 20, 2012, 01:06 AM
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The greatest innovation yet is coming soon.


Available just-in-time for Xmas.


Keep watching this thread

I am still waiting and thinking what it can be? It has something to do with software or hardware?
Dec 20, 2012, 02:07 AM
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ooops... sorry. mine came in epp foam but no cap. anyone know where to get the lens caps?

i could also use one for my a lens. didnt get one with that either. less important than d obviously due to shape but still.
A simple cap can be made with Heat Shrink Tube
and it works for all lens diameters


Dec 20, 2012, 03:01 AM
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I am still waiting and thinking what it can be? It has something to do with software or hardware?
Well he has left it too late for Christmas.It takes at least 2 weeks to get stuff here.
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Dec 20, 2012, 04:25 AM
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Well he has left it too late for Christmas.It takes at least 2 weeks to get stuff here.
I know but anyway I am really curious. "The greatest innovation yet" are strong words
Dec 20, 2012, 04:28 AM
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A simple cap can be made with Heat Shrink Tube
and it works for all lens diameters


Hello,
what do you used to seal the free end of the heat shrink tube? I mean this red coloured stuff.

I also do caps with heat shrink, and I seal the free end by squeezing its end between my fingers while it is still hot (you must be able to tolerate some heat....!) This causes the tube to become flat at its free end, since the tube sticks to itself.

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Dec 20, 2012, 07:05 AM
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I order a set of 1.25mm 2 pins and when I got them the red wires was on the wrong side. Is there any where the red wire is on the right side? Jack
If you look on the 'underside' you will see two small pieces of metal, one for each wire. These are latches which hold each wire in.
use a large pin, or ultra fine screwdriver to gently push the latch in and then gently pull the wire, when the latch clears the body, you can remove both wires, and push them back in the other way round - ok?
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Dec 20, 2012, 01:05 PM
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If you look on the 'underside' you will see two small pieces of metal, one for each wire. These are latches which hold each wire in.
use a large pin, or ultra fine screwdriver to gently push the latch in and then gently pull the wire, when the latch clears the body, you can remove both wires, and push them back in the other way round - ok?
Mike
Thanks I'll try that. I want to put one in my old #3 camera.
Dec 20, 2012, 01:10 PM
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Thanks I'll try that. I want to put one in my old #3 camera.
One word of caution... DON'T rely on the wire colors for polarity.... they are sometimes reversed from what you would expect. Check the + and - connections with a DC voltmeter before you swap a battery to a new device.
Dec 20, 2012, 01:41 PM
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One word of caution... DON'T rely on the wire colors for polarity.... they are sometimes reversed from what you would expect. Check the + and - connections with a DC voltmeter before you swap a battery to a new device.
Oh ! - I missed that out, thanks Tom.
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Dec 20, 2012, 04:05 PM
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One word of caution... DON'T rely on the wire colors for polarity.... they are sometimes reversed from what you would expect. Check the + and - connections with a DC voltmeter before you swap a battery to a new device.
Thanks Tom I will do that.
Dec 20, 2012, 06:18 PM
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Well he has left it too late for Christmas.It takes at least 2 weeks to get stuff here.
Unless is really only to announce on the 25th.
Dec 20, 2012, 06:59 PM
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Well he has left it too late for Christmas.It takes at least 2 weeks to get stuff here.
Yes, but software is Instantaneous (almost).
Mike


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