The client wished to meet personally with the engineer and discuss the problem.
Postponed urgent work and went to a rendezvous.
The recessed CANON EOS 350D was brought in for repair. I try not to take devices lying at the bottom for restoration. There is a lot of fuss, and the percentage of recovery is practically close to zero. With a guarantee of a problem, now he is working, in a day the patient gives his soul to his photographic god. I have seen many times how phone repairers “lift” absolutely terrible devices and nothing. The apparatuses are working. Unfortunately, such a number does not work with photographic equipment.
The guy told the story of the “drowning” of the unit.
I went to rest in Altai, signed up for a rafting tour. He says he didn't want to take his electronics into the boat. But the project manager persuaded. Type will be packed in special waterproof bags and everything will be safe. There were no cases of getting wet. So the question arose – either sail with them or leave them at the hotel for 3 days. It seems that the hotel is also incomprehensible, they do not have safes.
They packed and sailed along a stormy mountain river.
I don't want to offend any of the tour operators, pictures from the Internet .
Everything was fine the first couple of days, the mass of adrenaline and the beauty of the rivers is indescribable. Photos before and after the rafting, calls to mom and access to the Internet.
On the third day, super the packaging leaked and everything got wet, “purely concrete”. A full bag of water. Phone, tablet and camera. It is clear not the girl manager is to blame, but the crooked “boat bosses”.
Our tourist was very upset, but showed composure, quickly pulled out the batteries from everything, removed the cases from the phone and tablet and laid it out in the sun. From the camera I could not, only I removed the battery and the memory card. Pictures by the way have been preserved.
I rolled out a claim to the tour operator. As expected, witnesses, the signature of the protocol. Evaluation of an independent examination.
The company kicked a little, but paid compensation.
This is a preamble, so to speak, I'm getting ahead of myself a little.
I go out to the client and see a familiar face. I was attracted by the standardization center as an independent expert in assessing the condition of this particular recessed camera. Disassembled, checked, photographs and expert judgment. Collected back.
We talked, listened to a very interesting story.
It turns out, after all the misadventures, he wrote a good review on the company's website, painted beauty and adventures. He also mentioned “drowning”, noted the professional and friendly attitude of the staff to his problem and the payment of compensation.
There are also normal people in the world.
Gives me a camera as a gift, for spare parts. Slightly notices, can he try to restore the poor man?
And so why such a thing happened to me.
Canon EOS 350D Digital (in the North American market Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, in Japan Canon EOS Kiss Digital N) is the second amateur digital SLR camera of the EOS family of the Japanese company Canon. Like its predecessor, the Canon EOS 300D, the 350D is aimed at hobbyists and aspiring photographers. It was introduced on February 17, 2005.
Canon EOS 350D is single lens digital reflex camera (SLR) with 8 million pixel CMOS image sensor (CMOS).
New DiG! C II processor
Faster turn-on time (0.2 s instead of 0.3 s)
The sensor resolution has been increased from 6.3 million pixels to 8 million pixels.
Maximum shooting speed has increased from 2.5 to 3 frames per second.
The maximum number of shots that can fit into the buffer during continuous shooting has increased from 4 frames to 14 frames (JPEG).
Try not to torture, I start to sort it out again.
I have prepared a tool.
An electric screwdriver, I always disassemble “heavy” cameras with it, there are too many screws.
an ordinary screwdriver with tweezers.
Enema blower and dust brush.
A discharger, I don't know if you need it or not, but let it lie there.
Toothbrush, wash away corrosion and launderer.
Flux, soldering iron, tip cleaner and microscope.
Even the most interesting, it will suddenly turn out. The water in mountain rivers from the glaciers, practically distilled, may not have eaten everything?
First of all, I take out the memory battery, which is rusty. It can be removed without removing the case.
The tips of the screws are already corroded .
Dismantle the back cover. A lot of rust, but this is a purely external impression. The board is practically non-existent, connectors and pins are damaged, but not fatally.
I remove the case in the area of the connectors.
And the front panel also has traces of water, but the boards seem to be not badly damaged.
The capacitor is clearly discharged to zero , I shoot the diopter correction sector and then the upper body panel.
There was also a scandal with a cute girl about the viewfinder. After the repair, she checked the camera and found that there was no sharpness, well, not at all. At our reception, I specially hung up the target. Clients can check how everything is hovering and focusing. I even installed a backlight lamp, for a full guarantee.
The girl pointed the device and found that the image was blurry. Film The show began with a half turn. Film I had to go to the embrasure personally.
The more she screams in front of other customers at the reception, the more negative our heroic service center becomes. I understand a little of these people, they need performance and suffering in the presence of spectators, and the more people watch the action of the “offended”, the greater the degree of suffering.
I constantly conduct trainings in the photo direction with the receivers. The more they know, the less problems I have, and so does the service.
Now they “sagged” under the pressure of a girl.
For solidity, I do not take off the white gloves in which I work, I go out to introduce myself.
I repaired your device, what happened?
The red-haired demon turns on his heels and transfers fire to me. The people are watching.
I am waiting for the re-listing of claims to begin. I watch how it breathes, I catch the moment. During the inhalation of the furies, I ask.
What is your name ?.
The degree has slightly decreased.
It is very pleasant, I introduce myself again …….
May I have a look apparatus?
I look through the viewfinder, everything is sharp. This is with me with a vision of +2.
With her with normal vision, of course everything is blurry.
Let's see the picture.
We see a great image of the target.
I tell and show in detail how to adjust the viewfinder correction for her eyes.
A very beautiful girl, but nervous. Everyone strives to offend her.
We parted as friends.
Yeah, about the girls.
I continue to disassemble the patient.
There are traces of corrosion on the top cover again. I look through the viewfinder, the pentaprism is almost clean, a little dripping from the edge. I am very attentively examining the autofocus sensors under the microscope. There are two of them, one at the bottom under the mirror, the second at the top of the pentaprism. Lucky whole.
All mirrors and shutter drives. In this place, everything is completely clean, probably the water did not have time to seep. Lucky again.
I'm going to the main control board and the front one. There is corrosion on the connectors and contacts of the cables, but nothing has been eaten, only plaque on top.
Very, very carefully contacts the matrix under the microscope.
I solder all the protective screens and start to wash everything with a special product using a toothbrush.
I do not regret watering liquids at all with all my heart. Then with pure alcohol to wash off this “terminal 60”.
Boards under a microscope, I scan everything under a high magnification, solder problem areas.
Lucky, after assembly the device earned. And I didn't hope, to be honest.
A rare case, or is the water from the glaciers clean?
I gave our tourist a gift back.
He answered me a bottle of vodka.
I don’t drink vodka, it’s not tasty. The guys from our service were not very upset about this.
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The client wished to meet personally with the engineer and discuss the problem.