In some of my postings you may notice that the images don’t exactly look like I am documenting the disassembly process … well you are right.
This is what I do …
- First I look at the item to figure out what is defective (visually).
- Read the manual (if possible).
- I exercise the mechanical parts … figure out what does not work.
- I look at any glass elements that need cleaning.
- Research how to take it apart … failing that I make a guess.
- Take apart and clean lens
- Take apart something else … figure out how it works mechanically.
- Continue to take things apart
- Put it back together
- Make sure it is working properly
- Take it apart again
- Start documenting in reverse.
Since my blog posts of the servicing is in reverse, and I explain it un-reversed, it sometimes does not come out clearly if you are disassembling the item from an assembled state.
… and I also forget to take pictures of things before I re-assemble it, and I really don’t want to take it apart a third time (though sometimes you finish only to realize that something is not working right … or you are left with a part or two that were forgotten … I hate when I can’t figure out where the part went).