|Ok so you
finished the mod and are about to get the tee-shirt when
you find the camera is not working.
First thing is not to panic! The PCB tolerates abuse
quite well and the chances are no permanent damage has
been done. Have a look at the steps below to locate the
source of the problem.
Has a leg fallen off the 16510?
If this is the case and its pin 10 then you can just
ignore adding the shutter control switch with little
chance of any ill effects. Alternatively you can try
chipping away a little of the case of the 16510 above the
broken leg and soldering a wire to the newly exposed
piece of metal
Try removing the logic control board from wires a and c.
Next join wires a and c together. Now use the standard
vesta software. If the camera out puts is black then the
soldering of wires a and c to the camera is at fault. If
you get a normal picture go into the camera control
dialog and uncheck auto and move the exposure slider from
one side to the other. When the shutter is disabled the
image will not darken. If you are getting weird swirling
images check the lead to pin10 (and that you haven't
inhaled too much solder fumes). If all this checks out
its time to take a closer look at the logic control side.
Best of luck
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