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    Quite a shock from a digital camera

    Lordy, just taking apart a Kodak C330 - batteries out of the thing - slowly jimming the back off - and I got a quite a large electric shock !!
    Funny thing is I can't see a capacitor on there so I have no idea where it came from.....

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    I give up, just got another shock from it - I'm leaving it alone !!

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    * Looks for carefully concealed Apple logo... *

    The equipment strikes back!

    *Cue: sinister music *

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    I got the same thing when I was kid, dismantling a camera and touched the PCB - I thought my finger was going to drop off!

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    I've never looked into the detail of how they work, so I could easily be a long way off...

    The CCD (CHARGE coupled device) might have an electrostatic charge on it which could be enough to make one jump?

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    It'll be the doofer that holds the charge for the flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    It'll be the doofer that holds the charge for the flash.

    Excellent use of technological terminology...

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    It'll be the doofer that holds the charge for the flash.
    Thats what I'm thinking, i have no idea what it looks like though. I want to get the PCB off so I can get to the lens.
    Any pointers would be appreciated !!
    Attached Images Attached Images

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    This any good? "Lens Error" on Kodak camera

    Capacitor is the battery-shaped battery-sized thing next to the battery holder - 5th pic down.
    Last edited by webman; 23rd April 2009 at 03:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    HA HA HA HA - quote:

    'Now, after receiving a nasty shock becase I was not careful enough, I had to discharge the capacitor. It contains more than 300 volts with a high current charge. Believe me: You shoud NOT try to open your camera unless you know what are you doing. '


    Errr, yeah - been there TWICE !!

    Thanks for the link - i have two others showing the same problem, this camera at the moment the lens is at a weird angle so that will help now I know how to get to it without killing myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    I've never looked into the detail of how they work, so I could easily be a long way off...

    The CCD (CHARGE coupled device) might have an electrostatic charge on it which could be enough to make one jump?
    CCD is a misleading name, the charge across the cell is tiny. It's going to have been the flash unit that got you.

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    @mattx

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    CCD is a misleading name, the charge across the cell is tiny. It's going to have been the flash unit that got you.
    Thought it might be, which is why I hedged! Didn't think about the flash - blindingly obvious now though!



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