encore
having trouble with the lens doors not opening up all the way , sometimes not at all, especially when cold, can they be removed on this camera? sony w200, or some other kind of fix? had it up north and 2/3's of the pictures were either black or half black, i'm assuming that if it takes a picture when not open they can be removed? any one know? and how to go about it if possible---thanks---tom
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kdornski
cant you super glue them open?
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encore
i don't know ken, that's why i'm asking. lol will the camera still work right? will lens still extend and retract?---tom
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kdornski
encore wrote:
i don't know ken, that's why i'm asking. lol will the camera still work right? will lens still extend and retract?---tom


Yes the camera still works the same just the lens doors stay open all the time. Put a drop of glue on each lens door then power on the camera so lens doors open then remove the battery keeping the lens extended and the lens door open. If need be open the lens door by hand if it don't open when you power up the camera. After an hour or so put battery back in camera and it should be good to go
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encore
ok ken, i knew some old guy would have an answer. lol
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ghosthunters
It works slick. Ken told me this a while back and I have done this many times on Panasonic cameras.  
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bigbassmann
Be careful with the super glue, you don't want it to get on the lens. I usually power the camera on so the lens extends then remove the battery and then put a small dab of Goop where each door meets the lens barrel. Once the Goop sets up it works great and you don't have to worry about it messing up the lens if it does get on it.
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zaj56
With the lens extended....pry off the silver casing around the extended lens with a small thin screwdriver and you can then remove the springs and doors and your problem is solved.  5 minute job
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treeslinger2
zaj56 wrote:
With the lens extended....pry off the silver casing around the extended lens with a small thin screwdriver and you can then remove the springs and doors and your problem is solved.  5 minute job


Does this work on the Sony's and Panasonics??
And exactly which part of the extended casing?
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zaj56
I only ever did to the Sony w200. Not sure about the Pannys
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cvsetter
I've removed the doors on a Panasonic  fs7' and I believe the f3.
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