Fixing all the things!

Never let your playmobils play with screwdrivers in the neighborhood of your camera by Fdecomite
Never let your playmobile play with screwdrivers in the neighborhood of your camera by Fdecomite

So, sometime last year, I managed to get sand in my little point-and-shoot camera. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. I called the camera repair shop, and they said it would cost over $100 dollars to fix it! Armed with this “proof”, I priced out a good replacement camera. The camera I chose was soon-to-be last year’s model, so I waited. I put the replacement on my wish list, and set a reminder on my calendar for the day the new model came out.

Then I decided I should crack open my broken camera. I had nothing to lose! My goodness, I am glad I did! I found a repair guide on iFixIt, and set to work. The gentlemen down at my local Maker Space gave me some good advice about fixing it as well.

Pretso! My camera is taking photos like new.

I know that next time I’m tempted to replace something, I’ll take a whack at fixing it first.  If nothing else, I’ll learn something new.  (And maybe you should think twice, too!)

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