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Canon powershot G10 lens replacement

 
Robin ­ Bennett
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Oct 25, 2012 10:16 |  #1

I have a power shot G10 with a scratched lens. I want to replace the lens myself. Does anyone know of a video showing the procedure? I'm told there were some online a while ago but can't find any. I'm very capable of handling this type of thing but you know how it is, it's always good to get advice from someone who's done it already. In case you're wondering, I don't have anywhere near the necessary funds to pay a repair shop. I've also seen posts on how to make the scratch have very little impact on image quality but this one does nonetheless show up on some pictures.




  
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John ­ from ­ PA
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Nov 26, 2012 07:31 |  #2

There is a video for lens replacement on the G10 at http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=_4PGAbyJzCU (external link). The downside is it is in German but beyond that it is well done and likely easy to follow.

The lens assembly is available at http://www.darntoothys​am.com …era-Lens-Repair-Part.html (external link). It is $80 whereas Canon gets $180 for the part. It also can be found on eBay for significantly less.

Good luck.




  
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eclipsechaser
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Nov 26, 2012 07:48 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #3

Best of luck with that. It would be great to see your progress posted up as a thread.
Having just got my first minor scratch myself I would be real interesting reading.

By the way there are often g10 cameras sold for parts on eBay along with low bid auctions.




  
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Robin ­ Bennett
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Nov 28, 2012 18:45 |  #4

Thanks very much John, for the link. I just watched it through with the sound off and I recon I can follow it. Shame I don't have the whizzy screwdriver he's using. I already bought a new lens from Singapore on ebay. It's been sat here for weeks and I was about to give up on getting a reply and go it alone without any brief. The video will be a great help.

Thanks eclipsechaser, I did look at a few auctions for spares but they all had scratched or siezed lenses so bought the next best thing on ebay. I'll let you know how I get on. I'm nervously looking forward to it.




  
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eclipsechaser
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Nov 29, 2012 12:03 |  #5

Robin Bennett wrote in post #15301839 (external link)
Thanks very much John, for the link. I just watched it through with the sound off and I recon I can follow it. Shame I don't have the whizzy screwdriver he's using. I already bought a new lens from Singapore on ebay. It's been sat here for weeks and I was about to give up on getting a reply and go it alone without any brief. The video will be a great help.

Thanks eclipsechaser, I did look at a few auctions for spares but they all had scratched or siezed lenses so bought the next best thing on ebay. I'll let you know how I get on. I'm nervously looking forward to it.

Good luck with that. How much was the lens




  
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Robin ­ Bennett
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Nov 29, 2012 14:51 |  #6

The lens was £42.99 incl postage from HK. UK Customs & Excise didn't charge anything. Here's the link to the item. http://www.ebay.co.uk …_trksid=p3984.m​1497.l2649 (external link)

I'll let you know if it's all OK when fitted.




  
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Dec 02, 2012 14:14 |  #7

Looking forward to seeing how you get on with this Robin.

Be good to see some step by step images as you do it, if possible!

Rob


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eclipsechaser
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Dec 03, 2012 04:20 |  #8

Robin Bennett wrote in post #15305046 (external link)
The lens was £42.99 incl postage from HK. UK Customs & Excise didn't charge anything. Here's the link to the item. http://www.ebay.co.uk …_trksid=p3984.m​1497.l2649 (external link)

I'll let you know if it's all OK when fitted.

Blimey that's cheap. For that price it rally makes it sound worth it. Really looking forwards to your write up.




  
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eclipsechaser
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Dec 03, 2012 04:20 as a reply to  @ eclipsechaser's post |  #9

In fact I clan see this becoming a sticky.




  
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Robin ­ Bennett
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Dec 20, 2012 16:18 |  #10

Christmas has got in the way so I apologise for the delay. I will indeed photograph each step as I go. There's quite a risk. You have to dismantle a significant amount of the camera. But I'm game if it gives me a new lens.




  
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Dec 25, 2012 11:00 |  #11

I'll check back to see your result. My G12 has a smudge that I hope to clean away myself.

I'm thinking the smudge is an oil or water spot on the rear element of the lens, which means disassembling the camera to get to the lens. The spot is circular, more dense in the middle, thus I think either oil or water (condensation drop?). It isn't on the outer lens so must be inside.


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jaxboater
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Jan 19, 2013 11:03 as a reply to  @ sue.t's post |  #12

At one time there was a spot that was visible when I zoomed out.
It looked like mold.
I have tried to 'dry out' the camera and it doesn't seem so bad right now.
But living in FL and with vacations mostly to islands I may have to do something.
If I didn't have the underwater case I'd likely just buy another.
I'm looking forward to see how the tear down goes.




  
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May 10, 2013 06:21 as a reply to  @ jaxboater's post |  #13

Just looked at the video. The mechanic is rough, unnecessarily so. His method of disassembly is questionable, why on earth did he not remove the neck strap first in stead of part way through. He almost bent the front cover getting it off

I could not be sure if he had worked on this camera before. The removal of screws was random which displays lack of knowledge, and the reckless order of placing loose screws would appear to be because he knows which one goes back correctly. I have partially dismantled a G10 and there are 2 or 3 different screw lengths, they must go back in the right places.

I had to laugh at his inability to fit the accessory adaptor before fitting the front cover.

OK, the general information in the video is sound, although I would not like this guy to service my cameras. For those of us not familiar with the interior of a digital camera I suggest you create a paper grid and label where the screws come from and make notes of the order of disassembly.

I bought a G9 knowing the lens has stuck out, and will be taking it apart to see if I can fix it. Or failing that fit a good used lens. Will post back here when I'm done. And looking forward to seeing anyone else's attempts.

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jeanchua
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Jun 20, 2014 02:34 |  #14

Hi,
I have a Cannon Powershot G10 , laterly the zoom stuck at zoom out position and screen appears " Lens error , restart camera" but it would work even change battery and switch camera onand off.
Any one know what is the fault? thanks




  
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hsu94583
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Dec 24, 2015 19:24 as a reply to  @ jeanchua's post |  #15

I have a similar situation as you. Tried all suggestions on-line to un-jam the lens with no luck. I took the camera apart and is now shopping for a new lens. I do not want to buy a used lens with the same problem. With all the time I put into dis-assembling the camera, why save money on a used one. The one outstanding question I have is if I remove the CCD Sensor at the back of the zoom lens assembly, will I have problems (such as alignment, or adjustment) that is required after I re-install the sensor back onto the new zoom lens assembly? If anybody has experience on this subject, I would like to hear from you. Appreciate your help.




  
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