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Thread: Webcam HD-5000 autofocus disable

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    Thanks BADMOPAR, I don’t have the nails anymore to do that, makes the mod pretty straight forward now, although you need a steady hand and good eyes to unsolder the tab.

    I actually wonder if the tab could be cut with very fine wire cutters, save any solder splash and potential melting of plastic if you’re not good with an iron or don’t have a fine solder tip.


    UPDATE: I have rewritten the thread posts to reflect you info on the case, it should less confusing now for prople doing the mod.
    Last edited by Mickz; 08-17-2011 at 07:07 PM. Reason: New Info
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    Quote Originally Posted by BADMOPAR View Post
    Have you asked Microsoft to change the drivers ? I'm afraid that in my case my camera will die.
    And I was goddamned right. The system see my camera no more
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    I have modified two of these cameras and both are perfect. As an electronics engineer I know what each component on that PCB does and how this camera works, I can say that the only way you can stop this camera working is to splash solder over the PCB components. A fine tip soldering iron and a little heat is all thats needed to pry the tab away from the PCB. That action alone cannot damage the camera. Have a real close look over the board. Make sure that the two solder pads on the PCB have not joined together when you unsoldered the outer tab.

    Because of the focus problem I was “real rough” with the first camera as I was going to junk it, I still couldn’t kill it.
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    I don't wanna blame you Mick.
    Here is closer look on my camera. Tell me what you think.

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    Yes, I know it’s frustrating when something doesn’t work, however there are a few problems here.

    Looks like way too much heat or the soldering tip was way too big. The tip of iron should only be applied to the base of the solder pad as the tab is levered away from the pad. It looks like the soldering tip may have gone through the side of the image sensor housing, but it’s a bit hard to tell from the picture. Providing it didn’t short anything out, it may be ok. There also appears to be a lot of solder spray over the board.

    I would get a big magnifier so you can see any solder bridges, and a tooth brush to clean the area around the solder pad and components.

    Once that is done, a picture taken from directly above the board and a close-up of side of the housing may give me a better idea of the condition of the PCB and components.
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