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Other Repair Guides

These repair guides cover things like basic troubleshooting and optical repairs that apply to any brand of equipment.

They are a helpful "first step" when beginning the repair of a camera or lens. Read these first before going on to the manufacturer's service manual or one of the other repair articles or tutorials that we have on Learn Camera Repair.



Camera Body Repairs


National Camera Repair Guide
Chemical Removal of Optical Coatings


From the U.S. Air Force Weapons Laboratory
Lens Mount Register Distances


Register distances for many camera systems
Repair Broken Flex Cables Tutorial


Tutorial by Philippe Raybaudi
Servicing Electronic Flash


How to repair electronic flashes by Larry Lyells
Servicing Lens Mechanisms


Basic service guide for lenses
The Mercury Battery Problem


Adapting cameras that used mercury batteries to use modern batteries
Troubleshooting Electronic Flash


How to diagnose and repair electronic flash problems
Troubleshooting Electronic Shutters


How to diagnose the cause of electronic shutter malfunctions
Zoom Lens Focus Adjustment


Step-by-step instructions for adjusting zoom lens infinity focus



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