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07-28-2013, 02:23 AM   #1
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x90 wont power up

k aquired an x90 very cheap cus it wont power up,tried a few things ive found in google but nothing at all,ay help would be great thanks in advance

07-28-2013, 05:19 AM   #2
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The first thing to check is obviously the battery. Did the camera come with a battery and a charger?
1) Using a new battery excludes that it is defect.
2) If the battery charger says that the battery is charged there is still a possibility that the charger is defect.
3) Clean the gold contacts on the battery with a soft cloth.
4) Check if the springs in the battery compartment are clean, without corrosion.
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thanks for that Kobayashi.k it didnt work but now know what the problem is..i think one of the prong contacts in the camera have snapped,must be why its not switching on any idea if theres an easy fix for this ?
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You mean one of the contacts in the battery compartment that should connect to the battery is broken?

I don't know the construction of the X90, but perhaps you can make a small strip of metal that is glued to the wall of the battery compartment (with the same width of the contacts on the battery) and that connects to the remaining part when the battery is inserted. If there is enough room to do that.

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yeah one of the contacts theres not a lot of room but ill see what i can do,cant believe i never noticed there was only two prongs lol
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I can confirm that the X90 has three gold electrical contacts in the battery compartment and one mechanical spring.

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here we go lol
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That doesn't look good. I can't see any remaining part of the 3-rd contact.
@Tanzer, should the 3-rd contact be to the right of the two we are seeing now?

I feel I am talking to an astronaut in space.
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yeah its to the right there is a small part if i could get into it i could get something behind it then bend it to where i need it dont really wanna be taking this apart or it may end up as a box of bits lol
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OK, it's difficult to give you exact instructions, but here we go.

If the contact is snapped of directly at its base you must dig it out a bit with a small, pointy, sharp knife (don't spill any plastic bits into the memory card bay).

Your battery (D-LI106) has its contacts right at the bottom, that makes it easier.

Make a small metal strip with the width of the contact, it must fit just between the small plastic walls.

One end of the strip must be glued to the wall of the battery compartment, probably at the memory card side. The other end must be resting on the remaining part of the broken contact at the bottom. You can fold that end once or twice (before it is glued) to make it a bit higher and to make it springy. When the battery is inserted it must press the strip against the defective contact. So, the strip should be a bridge between the battery contact and the remains of the contact on the bottom.

Instead of gluing the new contact directly you could give it a try by fixing it with a piece of tape, again, if you have enough room.
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Two additional remarks.

The width of the strip should be smaller than the width of the contacts on the battery because those contacts are recessed. The strip should also be nicely in the middle of the groove.

The part of the strip that is resting on the bottom should have about the same height as the two other contacts (after folding), to ensure that all of them are making contact at the same time. When you are making it much too high, for example, you run the risk that the other two are not making contact.

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QuoteOriginally posted by sonic66 Quote
i could get something behind it then bend it to where i need it dont really wanna be taking this apart
Piece of cake then really...

Good luck with that one then.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kerrowdown Quote
Piece of cake then really...

Good luck with that one then.
Any ideas from which material to make the new contact? ;-)
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