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 Post subject: Re: Selection Dial Glued
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OWN, it seems that it's still stuck...go and get a nice vice-grip and work on it!! :twisted: :twisted: :D


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OWN, it's about time you bought yourself a real camera!!!! :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Selection Dial Glued
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billyf wrote:
Alternatively, leave the camera somewhere where it can be easily be "affirmative shopping" and claim from insurance :whistle: :whistle:



Or " accidentally " drop it off a bridge or something , let a truck drive over it , and if that little knob still doesn't work , then you can make an honest claim from insurance :whistle:

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OWN, it seems that it's still stuck...go and get a nice vice-grip and work on it!! :twisted: :twisted: :D


You prefer the rough-and-ready approach, I see, Theuns. :twisted: :wink:

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OWN, it's about time you bought yourself a real camera!!!! :whistle:


Great idea, RR ... please send the deposit as soon as possible. :wink: A daughter at high school, car repairs, Kruger-Park trips, and increasing petrol prices do little to fund a real camera.

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billyf wrote:
Alternatively, leave the camera somewhere where it can be easily be "affirmative shopping" and claim from insurance :whistle: :whistle:



Or " accidentally " drop it off a bridge or something , let a truck drive over it , and if that little knob still doesn't work , then you can make an honest claim from insurance :whistle:


Friends, you've obviously given these things a lot of thought. :hmz: Just remember ... confession is on Sundays only. :lol:

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Just remember ... confession is on Sundays only. :lol: [/color]



Well , then do it early Monday morning so that you have lots of time to forget the fine details of what actually happened :doh:

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 Post subject: Re: Selection Dial Glued
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 Post subject: Re: Selection Dial Glued
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OWN, sorry but i cant seem to know what camera you are using?

and also where you live?

If you live in Johannesburg, and use a Nikon, you can take it to Nikon direct and they should be able to look at it and give you a quote while you are there, they are based in Centurion.

If you use Canon, then you take it to Cameratek and they might be able to do the same although they arent as brialliant as Nikon even though im a Canon man. They based in Randburg

They have branches in most major cities too

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 Post subject: Re: Selection Dial Glued
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Well, I would say don't use water! Some sort of quickly evaporating spirit might work. But avoid a liquid fix.
A camera club member may be able come up with a tested suggestion. Or email Sony themselves.
Holding thumbs for you. :cam:


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 Post subject: Re: Selection Dial Glued
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I see that Gerarddb (from Pretoria though) had a hand in fixing Lourens' camera.
See topic : Re Phalaborwa sightings, page 96.


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 Post subject: Re: Selection Dial Glued
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Thank you for the information, Timbo and Kite. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

I should have given an update earlier on what happened subsequent to last year. I took the camera (a Sony) to a few places, but because they didn't specialise in Sony, they refused to look at it. Then I found a private gentleman who has been repairing all sorts of cameras for decades and tried him. I thought the dial could just be popped off, the gunk cleaned, and the dial popped back on (shows you what I know about cams!) He explained that the dial, which has a clicker mechanism, had to be stripped down entirely. He did this, but told me that Sony themselves were selfish about supplying parts to anyone else, including him, so he said that a more comprehensive repair would cost more than a thousand rand.

I was contemplating purchasing a new camera, or just living with one dial-setting on the cam, when we discovered that, once he had put the cam back together again, his action of stripping the mechanism down had actually loosened some of that gunk! The result is that the dial is fully operational again and I still have my "old" Sony - old, these, days is more than five years - which I enjoy thoroughly, even though it isn't a DSLR.

The mites here originally gave some creative suggestions - including a stream of warm water and steam - to loosen the gunk, but I was too nervous to try most of them.

The moral of the story is: DON'T EAT ANYTHING STICKY WITH YOUR CAMERA BELOW YOUR MOUTH! :redface:

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Glad you were able to sort it out, sony is rectron in Sandton, thats the repair agency

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Thanks again Timbo - I'll look up Rectron then. :thumbs_up:

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