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Figure 2 - This camera will be converted for external shutter control
Figure 2 - This camera will be converted for external shutter control

The tiny screws shown in Figure 2 are about the same size as the head of a pin, so don't expect to recover one that falls on the floor! A magnetic screwdriver really helps out when working with these tiny parts, and you can improvise by simply placing a small magnet on the shaft of the screwdriver to make it temporarily magnetic. Also, some camera manufacturers have contests between their engineers to see who can use the most different sizes of screws in a single camera in order to make putting one back together the most difficult, so if you start to see multiple screw sizes and lengths, make a diagram as you go. Luckily, this camera had only two different sized screws - silver ones on the outside and black ones on the inside. I have seen much worse!



Figure 3 - Often, the screws will be hidden behind doors or under labels
Figure 3 - Often, the screws will be hidden behind doors or under labels

To make your hacking work even more tedious, screws may be placed in hard to find locations, behind trap doors (Figure 3) or even under logo stickers and plates, so if you can't seem to get the case open, look around for those secret screws. Remember, these small consumer devices were not made to be taken apart, repaired, or hacked by us evil geniuses! Work your way around the entire camera and try to get all of the obvious screws removed from the casing.

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