Author Topic: Hello from a camera hacker/repair-er  (Read 1684 times)

jkenny23

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Hello from a camera hacker/repair-er
« on: April 13, 2017, 03:11:08 AM »
Hello, I'm an RF engineer by trade and electronics hacker/maker with experience in MCU programming and PCB design. I currently buy and repair broken Canon cameras as a hobby/supplemental income, and I'm interested in learning more about the inner workings of these cameras (it's helpful for debugging also). I've got a wiki/blog, though I don't tend to post too often. I'd be happy to help contribute to ML with hardware requests, I do get quite a few broken cameras (mostly older models) through my bench. Currently I've got for personal use a 7D Mk I and slated for repair a 700D (SD card slot needs replacing).

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Re: Hello from a camera hacker/repair-er
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2017, 11:22:01 PM »
hi, welcome aboard.

do you happen to have a few PCBs which you could shot hi res photos of and upload to http://magiclantern.wikia.com/wiki/Circuit_boards ?
this would be cool as it sometimes helps when reverse engineering to look up whats on the PCB :)

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Re: Hello from a camera hacker/repair-er
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2017, 07:11:43 PM »
Sure I'll be happy to help with that, I can start with the 700D once the SD slot arrives (if it ever does, the first one​ already got lost in transit).

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Re: Hello from a camera hacker/repair-er
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2017, 08:52:49 PM »
some detail shots of ICs etc would be nice.
like those:
https://1drv.ms/f/s!Amx_Fd-zOoXnnMYpwRHBc2UlJJ0xag
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Re: Hello from a camera hacker/repair-er
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2017, 10:49:48 PM »
g3gg0 +1

Hi jkenny23 ! Welcome !

I would be very interested in the upload of good pictures of both sides of the 5DmIII PCB especially if they appear to change (little chance, but…) from oldest to newest cameras (for instance a change in the number of memory chips (buffer)).

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Hello from a camera hacker/repair-er
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2017, 08:23:02 PM »
via PM (thanks!!) i was pointed towards those URLs.
they are copyrighted or course, so we cannot simply embed them into our wiki

1000D - https://photo-parts.com.ua/parts/imgbrowse.php?folder=IMG_STORE/Canon%201000D%20PCB
1100D - https://photo-parts.com.ua/parts/imgbrowse.php?folder=IMG_STORE/Canon%201100D%20PCB
1200D - https://photo-parts.com.ua/parts/imgbrowse.php?folder=IMG_STORE/Canon%201200D%20PCB

100D - https://photo-parts.com.ua/parts/imgbrowse.php?folder=IMG_STORE/Canon%20100D%20PCB

350D - https://photo-parts.com.ua/parts/imgbrowse.php?folder=IMG_STORE/Canon%20350D%20PCB
400D - https://photo-parts.com.ua/parts/imgbrowse.php?folder=IMG_STORE/Canon%20400D%20PCB
450D - https://photo-parts.com.ua/parts/imgbrowse.php?folder=IMG_STORE/Canon%20450D%20PCB
500D - https://photo-parts.com.ua/parts/imgbrowse.php?folder=IMG_STORE/Canon%20500D%20PCB
550D - https://photo-parts.com.ua/parts/imgbrowse.php?folder=IMG_STORE/Canon%20550D%20PCB
600D - https://photo-parts.com.ua/parts/shop/49951Canon%20600D_PCB.jpg
650D - https://photo-parts.com.ua/parts/imgbrowse.php?folder=IMG_STORE/Canon%20650D%20PCB
700D - https://photo-parts.com.ua/parts/imgbrowse.php?folder=IMG_STORE/Canon%20700D%20PCB

20D - https://photo-parts.com.ua/parts/imgbrowse.php?folder=IMG_STORE/Canon%2020D%20PCB
30D - https://photo-parts.com.ua/parts/imgbrowse.php?folder=IMG_STORE/Canon%2030D%20PCB
40D - https://photo-parts.com.ua/parts/imgbrowse.php?folder=IMG_STORE/Canon%2040D%20PCB
50D - https://photo-parts.com.ua/parts/imgbrowse.php?folder=IMG_STORE/Canon%2050D%20PCB
60D - https://photo-parts.com.ua/parts/imgbrowse.php?folder=IMG_STORE/Canon%2060D%20PCB
70D - https://photo-parts.com.ua/parts/imgbrowse.php?folder=IMG_STORE/Canon%2070D%20PCB

6D - https://photo-parts.com.ua/parts/imgbrowse.php?folder=IMG_STORE/Canon%206D%20PCB
5D - https://photo-parts.com.ua/parts/imgbrowse.php?folder=IMG_STORE/Canon%205D%20PCB
5D2 - https://photo-parts.com.ua/parts/imgbrowse.php?folder=IMG_STORE/Canon%205D%20mark%20II%20PCB
5D3 - https://photo-parts.com.ua/parts/imgbrowse.php?folder=IMG_STORE/Canon%205D%20mark%20III%20PCB

1D2 - https://photo-parts.com.ua/parts/imgbrowse.php?folder=IMG_STORE/Canon%201D%20mark%20II%20PCB
1Ds - https://photo-parts.com.ua/parts/imgbrowse.php?folder=IMG_STORE/Canon%201Ds%20PCB
1Ds2 - https://photo-parts.com.ua/parts/imgbrowse.php?folder=IMG_STORE/Canon%201Ds%20mark%20II%20PCB
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