Horray..She's back from the living dead!!!

Started Dec 28, 2004 | Discussions thread
Bob Myers1
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I missed this thread ...This is great webdog !!!!! (nt)

webdog wrote:

Subject says it alll really....

My beloved Uzi died last december with a broken zoom lever,
everything else worked. I hated to scrap her, but the cost to send
her off to Oly Eu for repair would be way too much.

After asking a few times at varioius places I simply put the camera
on the shelf and almost fortgot about it. But suddenly 14 days ago
I felt the urge to try get her going again, and my cry for help was
answered by TKO who generously sent me the remains of his Uzi...

Finally I had the parts and a quiet eveing, found my jewellers
screw-drives a good lamp, and got going.

I carefully un-screwed alll visible screws and put the on different
trays along with the losened panels. Please note there are two
different threads, and do make note where they are used!

Once screws that attached a panel were gone I could pry it loose!
No need for any force, that indicates there is still one more screw
to undo

This picture shows the guts of the camera, and when got this far it
was childs play to gently pry the flat flexible pcb that runs from
the lever to the white connector on the printed circuit board (pcb).
I did loosen the screw that holds the corner of the PCB so I could
tuck the flex-pbc back when mounting the new lever. Fasten this
screw and the two that holds the lever, I next used a fine tweezer
to very carefully put the flex-pbc into the socket. Make sure it
fits, and thats it!

Now lets put it all together again! First make sure you have not
loosened any flex-pcbs attaching the various panels! If you have
been careful this should have hold togheter without any trouble!

Just to remind that the panel that covers the SM-slot, does come
back on first, or you have to take it apart again (been there done

This shows the top panel which needs to be juggled back in, a bit
tricky as you have to have the flash half open, and once you got it
right it sort of snaps back into position, along with the rear
panel. Oh just for those who got some dust in the EVF, it is only
two screws holding the "optics" and once those are removed you can
take the "eye-cup" off and clean...

As proof that my surgery was successful this is the broken lever,
which will be dis-assembled i due time for forensic..... and the
picture was shot with the now repaired UZi

I would like to thank the Oly forum for the support and especially
TKO who so generously sent me the parts.... free of charge, even
refusing to accept a small token for shipping! I really hope he
enjoys his vacation!!

Cheers, long live the UZi


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