Nikon Coolpix P6000 lens cover fault & possible fix
My beloved Niko Coolpix P6000 developed what I thought was a terminal
fault. Remaining fully operational, the lens cover only opened partially.
Repeated opening and closing only resulted in the same partial opening.
I downloaded a copy of the Nikon P6000 Service Manual and soon discovered
that any mechanical modifications to the lens mechanism would involve
removing the contents of the chassis to then pull the lens unit out of
the chassis, before any examination of the faulty lens mechanism! So I
decided to glue the thing up!
I decided to fashion a wooden strut with a scoop to hold the lens cover
open with minimum chance of damaging the lens surface, this would be to
allow me to drip some epoxy adhesive (Araldite) into either side of the
lens cover mechanism in order to glue it open, firstly into the UPPER
half of the mechanism (with the camera inverted) and secondly into the
LOWER half of the mechanism. I belive the focussing and zooming mechanisms
are located away from the cover mechanism.
HOWEVER, in turning the camera on and off repeatedly with the lens cover
so held open, something (unknown) happened and the lens cover then started
to work as normal, the only residual symptom being a more noisy mechanism
Should the problem re-occur I will update the page with the glueing
Page updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 9:17 PM