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#1 Gareth Blackstock

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 08:20 AM

I recently purchased an 814 that was "dead on arrival" after buying it off ebay. I figured I had nothing to loose, so proceeded to dismantle it hoping to find the cause. On the way, i thought if a took photos of the procedure, and posted them, they might help another in the same boat. I also included some pics of a 1014 i picked up that was not working, still looking into that one. I did the same procedures on a 1218 i bought a year ago, again, D.O.A, and I got that one going to. If people want to see pics of that, I might be able to dig them too. Anyway, have a look at the website below, might come in handy...

http://canon-s8-repair.yolasite.com/

The good news was, the camera now works great, and if anyone was curious, have a look at the site. If I have made any glaring errors, let me know.

I hope the pictures are useful.
cheers,
gareth blackstock
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#2 Jim Carlile

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 03:57 AM

You're brave, but glad it worked out.
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#3 Gareth Blackstock

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 04:15 PM

G'day.

Well I figured as the camera was dead, instead of it being an expensive paperweight, i would give it a go. The process worked when i repaired a 1218 using the same methods...

luckily all went well, the camera works now, just have to replace the lens, will let you know how that goes.

cheers
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#4 Pete Von Tews

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 04:46 PM

Good job!
I fixed my 814 a while ago and it was quite an adventure. Takes patience and good tools.
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#5 Gareth Blackstock

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 04:04 PM

G'day.

It was suggested I make up some pdf's that people can download from the site. I uploaded two powerpoint presentations, the files are smaller, less than 1mb each, and they are not protected so people can enlarge the pictures if they need to.

I hope people can download and place them on other websites so they might stay online for a long time.

http://canon-s8-repair.yolasite.com/

cheers, Gareth
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